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Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman (Inuktitut Version)

Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman (Inuktitut Version)

| 4 min

Inspired by an Inuit poem first assigned to paper in 1927, this animated short evokes the beauty and power of nature, as well as the bond between mother and daughter. As her daughter looks on, an Inuit woman creates a wall hanging filled with images of the spectacular Arctic landscape and traditional Inuit objects and iconography. Soon the boundaries between art and reality begin to dissolve.


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Ages 6 to 9

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

The concept of cycles has an important symbolic place in Inuit culture. How is the cycle represented in the film? What is the symbolic meaning of sewing in relation to the images in the film? How does the film connect to the title I Am But a Little Woman? Have students create an image that represents them and display them together in a single collage in the classroom.

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