Building a Kayak: Part 1

This short documentary on the Netsilik Inuit depicts the initial steps in the construction of a kayak. The run-off is in full flow and it is time for the Inuit to build a watercraft. The whole family is involved in shaping this invaluable tool.


Quentin Brown
Quentin Brown
executive producer
Kevin Smith
Asen Balikci
Guy Mary-Rousselière
Richard Bergman
Ken Campbell
Ken Post
Douglas Wilkinson
Robert Young
Jacques Drouin
Elvin Carini
Michel Chalifour
William Gaddis
Jack Hirschfield
Bill Tannebring
sound editing
Malca Gillson
Ken Page
Don Wellington


  • mmiles54

    “Wonderful film. Subtle yet engaging story telling and a valuable Canadian cultural artifact. ” — mmiles54, 30 Jun 2012

  • Aatami

    “I always wondered who the stars of the programs are.” — Aatami, 13 Jun 2012

  • Dmytro

    “Well done. Enjoyed every minute of it. Especially how the boy copied everything the adults would do. Very unique and hence valuable documentary.” — Dmytro, 26 Apr 2012

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