Stories From Our Land 1.5: Nippaq

There’s a lot happening in the Arctic. Canadians are talking about environmental, geopolitical, military and cultural issues, and Stories from Our Land: 1.5 adds engaging voices to the discussion. The Stories program gave 6 Nunavut filmmakers the opportunity to create a 5-minute short that followed a couple of key guidelines: Each film had to be made without the use of interviews or narration, and it had to tell a northern story from a northern perspective.

Nippaq
Hunter Joshua Atagooyuk stands by a seal's breathing hole. He hunches over, silent, waiting. The sun crosses the sky, hours pass, yet Atagooyuk remains, waiting for the right moment to strike.

Filmmaker Qajaaq Ellsworth lives in Iqaluit.

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Film Credits

writer
Qajaaq Ellsworth
director
Qajaaq Ellsworth
editor
Qajaaq Ellsworth
cinematographer
Qajaaq Ellsworth
Scott Parker
participant
Joshua Atagooyuk
producer
David Christensen

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