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Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman

Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman

| 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.

  • director
    Gyu Oh
  • animator
    Gyu Oh
  • writer
    Gyu Oh
  • music
    Gyu Oh
  • music - performance
    Gyu Oh
    Ab Baars
  • digital paint
    Daniel Gies
  • effects
    Daniel Gies
  • compositing
    Daniel Gies
  • sound edit
    Daniel Gies
  • sound mix
    Serge Boivin
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • digital imaging consultation
    Susan Gourley
  • production coordinator
    Rolande Petit
    Melanie Legault
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Julie Armstrong-Boileau
  • technical coordinator
    Pitseolak Kilabuk
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • producer
    Debbie Brisebois
    Derek Mazur
  • associate producer
    Stephanie Scott
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Debbie Brisebois


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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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