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[REPOST] Tungijuq

A thought-provoking meditation on the seal-hunt and what it means to the traditional way of life for Inuit.

Starring internationally renowned throat singer Tanya Tagaq, and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner), Tungijuq is a cinematic and musical expression of the organic and indisputable reality of hunting in Inuit culture.

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BBC: Winter Olympics 2010

Here begins “the story of Akiak and his quest to find the missing head of Ilanaaq, a stack of rock in human form, which sits on the mountain above Whistler, where the skiiing and sliding events [of the Winter Olympics] will take place.”

A stunning animation made for the BBC coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, following the “summer” animation Monkey.

The Inuit animation has been produced at Studio AKA and directed by Marc Craste. Designer: Jon Klassen.

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