The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend

The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend

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In this short animation based on an Inuit legend, a goose captures the fancy of an owl, a weakness for which he will pay dearly. The sound effects and voices are Inuktitut, but the animation leaves no doubt as to the unfolding action. A story with the wry humor characteristic of many Inuit tales.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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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The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend, Caroline Leaf, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Caroline Leaf
  • animation
    Caroline Leaf
  • drawings
    Agnes Nanogak
  • producer
    Pierre Moretti
  • sound
    Jeela Alilkatuktuk
    Paul Angiyou
    Martha Kauki
  • editing
    Pierre Lemelin