Stories from Our Land 1.5: Family Making Sleds

Stories from Our Land 1.5: Family Making Sleds


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This short film portrays a family working together to make sleds. While the father expertly threads rope through runners and slats, expertly tying knots to hold them together, his wife and child work on their own stylized sleds. The film pays homage to the craft, while also capturing the sheer joy of downhill sled racing.

Stories from Our Land: 1.5 gave 6 Nunavut filmmakers the opportunity to each create a 5-minute short. Each film had to be made without the use of interviews or narration while telling a northern story from a northern perspective. The project was a collaboration between the NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation.

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Stories from Our Land 1.5: Family Making Sleds, Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
  • director
    Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
  • editor
    Scott Parker
  • cinematographer
    Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
    Scott Parker
  • director mentor
    Scott Parker
  • participant
    Justin Panimera
    Marija Ammaaq
    Keith Ammaaq
    Lucas-Jo Ammaaq
    Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

  • billythreerivers

    very nice sled that you made, not your first I can tell. Happy children laughing is the best sound to hear. Keep having fun in the winter.

    billythreerivers, 10 Apr 2013
  • dwyllie49

    I use to make sleds for my girls when they were little and one time i made them one out of the parts off an old wooden chair and an old laundry tub it was the fastest on the hill.the best part was it said dirty laundry down one side,they loved it .OH CANADA

    dwyllie49, 21 Oct 2012

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