Stories from Our Land 1.5: If You Want to Get Married... You Have to Learn How to Build an Igloo!

Stories from Our Land 1.5: If You Want to Get Married... You Have to Learn How to Build an Igloo!

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In the spirit of the 1949 NFB classic How to Build an Igloo, this short film records Dean Ittuksarjuat as he constructs the traditional Inuit home. From the first cut of the snow knife, to the carving of the entrance after the last block of snow has been placed on the roof, this is an inside-and-out look at the entire fascinating process.

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.

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Credits
  • writer
    Allen Auksaq
  • director
    Allen Auksaq
  • editor
    Allen Auksaq
  • cinematographer
    Allen Auksaq
  • participant
    Dean Ittuksarjuat
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

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  • tonigoree

    This is the best film ever. I love it.

    tonigoree, 8 Jul 2014
  • billythreerivers

    very neatly done...you MUST be married. nice job allen on the clip.

    billythreerivers, 10 Apr 2013