Group Hunting on the Spring Ice: Part 1

Group Hunting on the Spring Ice: Part 1

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This short documentary about the Netsilik Inuit was shot in late June and much of the land is bare. There is plenty of activity in the camp as a man fashions a bow from bone and sinews while the children play. The following day the men move out on the sea ice to look for seal pups.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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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Credits
  • director
    Quentin Brown
  • producer
    Quentin Brown
  • executive producer
    Kevin Smith
  • consultant
    Asen Balikci
    Guy Mary-Rousselière
  • camera
    Richard Bergman
    Ken Campbell
    Ken Post
    Douglas Wilkinson
    Robert Young
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Elvin Carini
    Michel Chalifour
    William Gaddis
    Jack Hirschfield
    Bill Tannebring
  • sound editing
    Malca Gillson
    Ken Page
    Don Wellington