People of the Seal, Part 1: Eskimo Summer

People of the Seal, Part 1: Eskimo Summer

| 51 min

The first of two coproductions by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film Board of Canada, People of the Seal, Part 1: Eskimo Summer is compiled from some of the most vivid footage ever filmed of the life of the Netsilik Inuit in the Pelly Bay region of the Canadian Arctic. Together, the two films provide insight and understanding of a culture now almost vanished, as they show the incredible resourcefulness of the Netsilik (People of the Seal) who have adapted to one of the world's harshest environments. Part 1: Eskimo Summer shows how Inuit families prepare for winter by hunting seal, birds and caribou and by fishing for Arctic Char during the extended hours of daylight.

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Credits
  • producer
    Richard Robinson
    Michael McKennirey
  • executive producer
    Brian Branston
    George Pearson
  • script
    Stanley Jackson
  • editing
    Colin Hill
  • sound editing
    Malca Gillson
    Ken Page
    Don Wellington
    André Galbrand
  • consultant
    Asen Balikci
  • narrator
    Alexander Scourby