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Released in 1977, this beautifully paced short was photographed, directed, edited and narrated by Mosha Michael — one of Canada’s first Inuk filmmakers. Michael offers a first-hand account of a three-week Arctic hunting excursion, a rehabilitative trip undertaken by young offenders and their families. Dropping anchor at various points throughout Frobisher Bay, they fish for cod, hunt for seal and caribou, and renew family and community ties. Shooting on a Super 8 camera and providing his own narration, Michael crafts an engaging document of Inuk life in the 1970s. An original score features performances by Kowmageak Arngnakolak and Michael himself.

Director: Mosha Michael
Photography: Mosha Michael
Editing: Mosha Michael
Voice and Narration: Mosha Michael
Producer: Peter Raymont
Sound: John Knight
Sound: Frank Griffiths
Music: Kowmageak Arngnakolak
Music: Mosha Michael

The Hunters (Asivaqtiin)

1977, Michael, Mosha

21 min 57 s

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