Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

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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John Feeney
John Feeney
John Feeney
Tom Daly
François Séguillon
Ron Alexander
sound editing
Michael McKennirey
Pierre L'Amare
Eldon Rathburn


  • 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

  • “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

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