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The Man and the Giant: An Eskimo Legend

The Man and the Giant: An Eskimo Legend

| 7 min

This short film, in which a hunter is pursued, bound up and carried to a cave, tells the legend of a river, and of how fog came to the land. The story is enacted by Inuit using katadjak or throatsinging. The audience is locked in an alien world of sights and sounds where human activity seems propulsed by primeval forces.

  • director
    Co Hoedeman
  • producer
    Pierre Moretti
  • camera
    André-Luc Dupont
  • editing
    Richard Robesco
  • sound editing
    Richard Robesco
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Marie Sivuarapi
    Alicie Tookalak
    Aikimie Novalinga
    Nellie Nunga
  • cast
    Paulosie Aupoluk
    Mina Mathews
    Peter Mathews
    Josua Novalinga
    Rita Novalinga
    Adamie Sivuarapi


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Ages 15 to 17

Indigenous Studies - Arts

The teacher selects a two- to three-minute sequence from the film and screens it for the students without sound. Then, s/he plays the clip with both picture and sound, and asks students to guess how the sound that they hear was made. They then do research on throat singing to learn its origins, mechanism and meaning.

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