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Posts tagged with ‘documentary’ (57)

"Vanishing Point" documentary introduces audience to diverse northern cultures

Posted by Lillianne Cadieux-Shaw in Community on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs tell the story of two Inuit communities in Nunavut and Greenland in the documentary Vanishing Point.

The film crew had been waiting weeks for the birds. A storm was breaking over their heads as they crouched high in the rocky tundra. The family they were filming expressed their impatience. Their kids had to be back for school. The birds were out at sea, gone for the winter. But the film crew of Vanishing Point, a 2012 Canadian documentary, waited, long after they should have left.

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Learning the land

Posted by Frank Wolf in The RCGS on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Todd and I were in Nain, Labrador last week getting ready to head out into the wilds of Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. I’d conducted a bunch of interviews already to get a perspective of the landcsape from the Labrador Inuit and others who've lived on the land and the coast here for generations.

On the two-day ferry ride up, I interviewed Captain Robert Gillard of the MV Northern Ranger, a Canadian ice-breaking ferry, who's plied the coastal waters of Newfoundland for 54 years. Since he began his ...

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Extreme painting

Posted by Samia Madwar on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Picture sitting in a swaying boat, just metres away from the edge of an iceberg that's threatening to tip over and force a giant wave in your general direction. The iceberg is beautiful, the wind is chilled and eerie sounds emanate seemingly from the ice itself. On a shore nearby, a polar bear watches. Fortunately, the animal isn't close to your camp on the shore — yet. But, like the falling ice chunks, it poses a danger that keeps you on edge.
Despite the dangers, you have to focus, because now, ...

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Building a Birch-Bark Canoe (Part 3)

Posted by Graham Lanktree on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photo: Mark Shoalts

Historically, when birch-bark canoes were built for the fur trade at the North West Company's outpost at Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ont., it took only a week to build a 24-footer. These were much larger vessels than the 12-foot craft that Mark and Adam Shoalts intend to make.

But because they don't have the experience of these master craftsmen, they're hoping to make theirs in about 18 days.... If everything goes according to plan.

Join us for part three of their quest to build a birch-bark ...

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Northern Roots, Urban Playground

Posted by Graham Lanktree on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ottawa is home to the largest urban Inuit population in Canada. Giving community members a place to come together, The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre shares and celebrates their heritage while fostering cultural values in a new generation.

Watch as children learn how to clean an arctic char, throat sing and carve soapstone sculptures.

Video by Stephanie Foden

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