FOFA Gallery Courtyard, 1515 St. Catherine Street West Montreal, Quebec  
Aug 03, 2018 | 9:10 pm

Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq (2010 | 7 min), by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

This animated short by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril tells a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge. A cruel mother mistreats her son, feeding him dog meat and forcing him to sleep in the cold. A loon, who tells the boy that his mother blinded him, helps the child regain his eyesight. Then the boy seeks revenge, releasing his mother’s lifeline as she harpoons a whale and watching her drown. Based on a portion of the epic Inuit legend “The Blind Boy and the Loon.”

Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik (2010 | 5 min), by Ame Papatsie

This animated short tells the story of Qalupalik, a part-human sea monster that lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and preys on children who do not listen to their parents or elders. That is the fate of Angutii, a young boy who refuses to help out in his family’s camp, opting instead to play by the shoreline. But one day, Qalupalik seizes him and drags him away. Angutii’s father, a great hunter, must then embark on a lengthy kayak journey to try and bring his son home.

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