Art Gallery of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive Mississauga, Ontario  
May 04, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 | 12:00 am

If You Want to Get Married… You Have to Learn How to Build an Igloo!  (2011 | 5 min), by Allen Auksaq

In the spirit of the 1949 NFB classic How to Build an Igloo, this 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.

Inngiruti – The Thing That Sings (2012 | 5 min), by Nyla Innuksuk

In Pangnirtung, 2 elders reminisce about the dances held in their community 50 years ago. One of the elders is master accordion player Simeonie Keenainak, and pretty soon he is making toe-tapping music with his instrument. In this celebration of the pleasures of music and dance, Keenainak plays for the enjoyment of friends, family and the community at large.

Finding Home (2013 | 10 min), by Nyla Innuksuk

This short chronicles filmmaker Nyla Innuksuk’s emotional journey to Nunavut to connect with the land of her ancestors and with her Inuit father, whom she has not seen in over 20 years. Nyla’s return to her Igloolik birthplace culminates with a lesson on lighting a qulliq, the traditional Inuit oil lamp.

 

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