Building a Kayak: Part 2

Building a Kayak: 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 Kugaaruk.

In this episode, work on the kayak continues. More skins are soaked; ribs are split and shaped. Finally, the kayak is ready and the men take it out on the water for a test.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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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Building a Kayak: Part 2, Quentin Brown, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • 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