May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Stories from Our Land 1.5: Tide (2012 | 4 min), by Ericka Chemko
A beautiful short film that captures the majesty of ice sculpted by wind and water. Time-lapse imagery reveals the dynamic intertidal dance of water and ice in the Arctic.
Stories From Our Land 1.5: Nippaq (2011 | 3 min), by Qajaaq Ellsworth
Hunter Joshua Atagooyuk stands by a seal’s breathing hole. He hunches over, silent, waiting. The sun crosses the sky, hours pass, yet Atagooyuk remains, waiting for the right moment to strike.
Islet (2003 | 7 min), by Nicolas Brault
Combining figurative abstraction with magic realism, this animated short depicts a world in which whales fall out of the sky and fish turn into balloons. It is a black and white evocation of the real world, transformed by the director’s special sense of whimsy. With bold lines reminiscent of the stark simplicity of Inuit art, this cautionary tale is a reminder of the interconnectedness of all things. We are all affected by the fate of the Arctic, which each year is disappearing a little farther into the ocean.
Glou Glou (2004 | 1 min), by Marielle Guyot
In this short animation film, Marielle Guyot uses her computer skills with great artistic sensibility to bring the sea to life, death, and hopefully, life again.
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