Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

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This documentary shows how an Inuit artist's drawings are transferred to stone, printed and sold. Kenojuak Ashevak became the first woman involved with the printmaking co-operative in Cape Dorset. This film was nominated for the 1963 Documentary Short Subject Oscar®.

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  • director
    John Feeney
  • script
    John Feeney
  • editing
    John Feeney
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • camera
    François Séguillon
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Michael McKennirey
  • animation
    Pierre L'Amare
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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  • sixam

    Thanks. I thought it may have been Frances Hyland ("Cattle Ranch"); but listening carefully the voices are different.

    sixam, 18 Jun 2015
  • NFB_Moderator

    @sixam--> Unfortunately, I checked every source we have and couldn't find any info on the narrator. It's sadly very common with our films from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

    NFB_Moderator, 3 Jun 2015
  • sixam

    Who is the narrator?

    sixam, 28 May 2015
  • SarahThorpe

    So beautiful ~!

    SarahThorpe, 3 Jul 2014
  • sixam

    Notice they were watching Universe in the hall.

    sixam, 9 Feb 2014
  • thewayofthegunn

    This is an incredible window into a culture and lifestyle, both of which are fading into the sunset.

    thewayofthegunn, 21 Sep 2013
  • Bro. John

    Truly a wonderful film, beautifully made and very enlightening The art is beautiful and pure. Thank you NFB and John Feeney, But especially Kenojuak and her People Bro. John.

    Bro. John, 25 Apr 2012