Timuti

Timuti

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In this elegant and vast short film, artist Jobie Weetaluktuk turns his gaze on his family and the power of ritual through the story of a young woman and her unplanned child. In Inukjuak, an Inuit community in the Eastern Arctic, a baby boy has come into the world and they will call him Timuti—the name recurs across generations of his people, evoking other Timutis, alive and dead, who will nourish his spirit and shape his destiny. We observe Inukjuak birth rituals including the traditional naming and dressing ceremonies, along with a Christian baptism. Scenes of domestic intimacy are set against the vast beauty of the North in this story of trepidation and renewal. With animation and archival imagery, the complex legacy of colonialism is weighed against the contemporary spirit of this ancient community.

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Credits
  • director
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
  • participation
    Andrew P. Atagotaaluk
    Jacka Echalook
    Elisapee Inukpuk
    Kim Moorhouse
    Timothy Napartuk
    Bobby Nayoumealuk
    Alacie Sherry Nayoumealuk
    Timothy Tommy Nayoumealuk
    Valerie Nayoumealuk
    Annie Nowra
    Lucy Weetaluktuk
  • animation
    Jonathan Wright
    Firas Momani
    Fred Casia
  • director of photography
    Sylvaine Dufaux
  • sound recordist
    Claude Hazanavicius
  • editor
    MeiYen Chan
  • original music
    Geronimo Inutiq
  • sound editing
    Don Ayer
  • art director
    Elisapee Inukpuk
  • music
    Elisapee Inukpuk
  • researcher
    Carol Rowan
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din

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