This short documentary is a portrait of Inuit hunter and artist Lypa Pitsiulak, who decided to return to the land several years ago. His goal was to rediscover his culture, teach his family survival skills in the harsh Arctic environment, and pull himself and his family away from the negative influences of white culture. The film portrays his lifestyle, his love for his family, and some of the sources of his artistic inspiration. It also highlights his beautiful prints and sculptures, with their fantastic interweaving of figures from the animal, spirit and human worlds.

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Lypa, Shelagh Mackenzie & Sharon Van Raalte, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Shelagh Mackenzie
    Sharon Van Raalte
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • editing
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    Shelagh Mackenzie
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
  • sound
    John Martin
  • sound editing
    Paul Mitcheltree
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    David Paneqyuk
    Mary Aitchison
  • music
    Eric Lemoyne
    Roger Lemoyne

  • JVBurch

    Superb film....should be given to all Can. Emb abroad.... I have been fortunate to lecture around the world with "Culture on Cloth", under the aegis of DFAIT. Next heading to Whitehorse to lecture. This film is wonderful as it gives a sense of history on the land and combines the art that comes from the relationship of people and the land.

    JVBurch, 15 Jun 2012

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