Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq

7 min
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

This animated short by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril tells a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge. A cruel mother mistreats her son, feeding him dog meat and forcing him to sleep in the cold. A loon, who tells the boy that his mother blinded him, helps the child regain his eyesight. Then the boy seeks revenge, releasing his mother's lifeline as she harpoons a whale and watching her drown. Based on a portion of the epic Inuit legend "The Blind Boy and the Loon."

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Awards and distinctions

  • Best Aboriginal Award Yorkton Film Festival - Yorkton, 2011
  • Best Canadian Short Drama Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival - Toronto, 2010