At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part 2

At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part 2

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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 is about the traditional lifestyle of Netsilingmiut living in the area around Kuugaruk.

In this episode, two men join the camp. The men build a row of inuksuit to deflect the oncoming caribou into the water, where they are harvested and floated ashore. A great feast follows.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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 Caribou Crossing Place: Part 2, 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
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux

  • cgptsnaz

    Are the two men brothers or father and older son or just friends? I see they stay together all the time. If they are brothers/friends, do they share the wife or is just one with her? I like these films showing the way of hunting and fishing, gathering the abundant resources around them. I think their way of life must have been so rewarding compared to our settled and so called civilized lives. I wish I was not so attached to my modern life that I could not live the way they do. I see they have steel tools like knives,Ulu and such. I read To the Top of the World in the late 1970's when I spent two years living in Alaska and have always admired this primitive way of life.

    cgptsnaz, 26 Jan 2015

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