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Eskimo Arts and Crafts

Eskimo Arts and Crafts

| 18 min

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

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


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Ages 15 to 17

Indigenous Studies - Arts
Media Education - Documentary Film
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Students will analyze the impacts, on the viewing audience, of the paternalistic attitudes and beliefs voiced in the non-Eskimo written narration versus the skills and ingenuity depicted in the visuals of the Eskimo arts and crafts. Students will consider the importance of these skills for survival, community cohesion and organization versus the meaning and uses of the term “arts and crafts.”

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