Astro Theatre, 505 Astro Hill Terrace Iqaluit, Nunavut  
Feb 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm

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

This animated short is 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.”

Also screening: “The Owl and the Lemming: An Eskimo Legend”“The Owl and the Raven: An Eskimo Legend”“The Fox and the Chickadee”.  
Nunavut Children’s Film Festival.

Films presented in Inuktitut versions. 

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