Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

                                Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak
| 19 min

Available options


The NFB's 19th Oscar®-nominated film.

This documentary shows how an Inuit artist's drawings are transferred to stone, printed and sold. Kenojuak Ashevak became the first woman involved with the printmaking co-operative in Cape Dorset. This film was nominated for the 1963 Documentary Short Subject Oscar®.

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.


Features designed specifically for teachers. Learn more

Already subscribed? Sign in

Embed this code on your site

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak, John Feeney, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Video player width

by Reset
  • director
    John Feeney
  • script
    John Feeney
  • editing
    John Feeney
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • camera
    François Séguillon
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • animation
    Pierre L'Amare
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

  • fauxy1994

    Also, is the IMDB listing for this film (at least I think it is this film although is has a 1967 date) voiceover as Alma Houston. Unsure if the OP for that question is still following this thread, but thought I would pass that along if they were (and if it is correct). Cheers!

    fauxy1994, 9 Feb 2017
  • fauxy1994

    Absolutely fantastic film. We have recently installed a wonderful Inuit Art exhibit in our museum. Kenojuak is one of the collections featured artists, and having the film available to help enrich the visitors experience is wonderful. Thank you!

    fauxy1994, 9 Feb 2017
  • sixam

    Thanks. I thought it may have been Frances Hyland ("Cattle Ranch"); but listening carefully the voices are different.

    sixam, 18 Jun 2015
  • NFB_Moderator

    @sixam--> Unfortunately, I checked every source we have and couldn't find any info on the narrator. It's sadly very common with our films from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

    NFB_Moderator, 3 Jun 2015
  • sixam

    Who is the narrator?

    sixam, 28 May 2015
  • SarahThorpe

    So beautiful ~!

    SarahThorpe, 3 Jul 2014
  • sixam

    Notice they were watching Universe in the hall.

    sixam, 9 Feb 2014
  • thewayofthegunn

    This is an incredible window into a culture and lifestyle, both of which are fading into the sunset.

    thewayofthegunn, 21 Sep 2013
  • Bro. John

    Truly a wonderful film, beautifully made and very enlightening The art is beautiful and pure. Thank you NFB and John Feeney, But especially Kenojuak and her People Bro. John.

    Bro. John, 25 Apr 2012

The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more