The film excerpts under this theme consider the role of women, ways of thinking about hunting and fishing, forestry management, the technique of building an igloo, the importance of spirituality, and the preservation and transmission of ancestral values.
Eskimo Arts and Crafts
1943, Director: Boulton, Laura
excerpt 1 2 min 20 s
2. In the film it is stated, “A man is the hunter his wife makes him.” What do you think this means? What does this say about the role women play in the hunt?
The film presents Baffin Island Inuit engaged in a variety of arts and crafts. Building kayaks, decorating animal skin garments, making spears and carving ivory are an integral part of life, as are the legendary stories, drumming, singing and dancing.