At the Autumn River Camp: Part 1

At the Autumn River Camp: Part 1

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Filmed over a period of three years, from summer 1963 to the late winter of 1965, and released in 1967, the Netsilik series was an attempt to recreate the traditional lifestyle of Netsilingmiut living in the area around Kugaaruk.

In this episode, it is now late autumn and the family moves to the river valley.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term. While the origin of the word is a matter of some contention, it is no longer used in Canada. The term was formally rejected by the Inuit Circumpolar Council in 1980 and has subsequently not been in use at the NFB for decades. This film is therefore a time-capsule of a bygone era, presented in its original version. The NFB apologizes for the offence caused.

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At the Autumn River Camp: Part 1, Quentin Brown, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Quentin Brown
  • producer
    Quentin Brown
  • executive producer
    Kevin Smith
  • consultant
    Asen Balikci
    Guy Mary-Rousselière
  • camera
    Richard Bergman
    Ken Campbell
    Ken Post
    Douglas Wilkinson
    Robert Young
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Elvin Carini
    Michel Chalifour
    William Gaddis
    Jack Hirschfield
    Bill Tannebring
  • sound editing
    Malca Gillson
    Ken Page
    Don Wellington

  • ykhan66

    Admittedly, I have not watched the whole series, nor even this one film, but thus far it seems that there is no actual discussion of their cosmologies, their meaning making beliefs, etc. Rather, we are given only a representation of their mode of life, not their meaning of life. Does this change further along, for anyone who has seen the series or this part? Otherwise, this just seems like your standard civilizing moral story telling viz. look how hard their life was before we brought them out of their nomadic life. Is that how they perceived their lives? I'm not sure, but I would be shocked.

    ykhan66, 24 Jul 2017
  • cgptsnaz

    So I guess these people have moved into the modern world for the most part? Thier way of life though harsh looks much better than having to work to make money to buy the things we in the rest of the world deem needed. My Grandmother was Mohawk and I have always had a affection for the early Indian ways of life.

    cgptsnaz, 26 Jan 2015

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