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Tuktu and the Ten Thousand Fishes

Tuktu and the Ten Thousand Fishes

| 14 min

This short docu-fiction film tells the story of Tuktu, who is taken on a fishing trip to the ancient stone weir. There, he sees his father and other hunters spear fish in great numbers, and watches his father and his uncle make fire with an Inuit fire drill.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term.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.


Credits
  • director
    Laurence Hyde
  • script
    Laurence Hyde
  • editing
    Laurence Hyde
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
  • music
    Robert Fleming
  • narrator
    Tommy Tweed

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