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Stories from Our Land 1.5: Tide

Stories from Our Land 1.5: Tide

| 3 min

This beautiful short film captures the majesty of ice sculpted by wind and water. By using time-lapse imagery, Iqaluit filmmaker Ericka Chemko reveals the dynamic intertidal dance of water and ice in the Arctic.

Stories from Our Land: 1.5 gave 6 Nunavut filmmakers the opportunity to each create a 5-minute short. Each film had to be made without the use of interviews or narration while telling a northern story from a northern perspective. The project was a collaboration between the NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation.

  • writer
    Ericka Chemko
  • director
    Ericka Chemko
  • editor
    Scott Parker
  • cinematographer
    Scott Parker
  • music
    Chris Coleman
  • director mentor
    Scott Parker
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen


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Ages 9 to 17

English Language Arts - Poetry

As they view the film, direct students to note the interplay of climactic elements in the Arctic landscape. Have them refer to each of the senses in their written descriptions and then use these descriptions as the basis for poetry. Have them read and draw inspiration from stories by Inuit writers such as Michael Kusugak and Alootook Ipellie. As an additional writing assignment, have the class author letters to the filmmaker, Ericka Chemko, and include their poems.

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