Aki'name (On the Wall)

Aki'name (On the Wall)

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When Canada was preparing to welcome the world to Expo 67 in Montreal, two artists who contributed their talents were Inuit stonecarvers Kumukluk Saggiak and Elijah Pudlat. They decorated a giant mural in the Canadian pavilion, Katimavik (the meeting place). This film shows the two carvers at work on their wall and also conveys some of their impressions of life in suburbia.

"We follow two Inuit stone carvers from Cape Dorset who come to Montreal to carve soapstone works of art that will be displayed at the Katimavik building (part of the Canadian pavilion). We witness the incredible culture shock experienced by these two men and their young families while they live in Ormstown and commute to the Expo site to carry out their work. One very funny moment is the comment by one of the carvers upon seeing fake igloos built for Expo." - A. Ohayon

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Expo 67: 50 Years Later

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  • director
    David Millar
  • producer
    Daisy De Bellefeuille
  • camera
    René Verzier
  • sound
    René Verzier
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Alan Davis
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
  • re-recording
    George Croll