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Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

| 19 min

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®.


Credits
  • 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

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Indigenous Studies - Arts
Social Studies - Development/Global Issues

Groups of students find Inuit tales and represent them dramatically. Possibility: Use shadow puppets as in film, with students as narrators. Students research, make presentations about Inuit people in the arts, e.g. Lucie Idlout, Zacharias Kunuk, Susan Aglukark. Class visits museum or gallery displaying Inuit art. Or, students find Inuit prints or stone work books in library, bring to class. Students do pieces of art (drawing, collage, construction) inspired by visit or prints in books.

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak
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