Eskimo Arts and Crafts

Eskimo Arts and Crafts

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A doc about the Inuit art of Baffin Island. The film illustrates traditional leatherwork and carving, and the construction of a kayak.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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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Eskimo Arts and Crafts, Laura Boulton, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Laura Boulton
  • producer
    Laura Boulton
  • photography
    Grant McLean
  • consultant
    Robert Flaherty