Tunniit :Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

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Title

Tunniit :Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

Subject

Inuit social life and customs, Inuit tattooing, and Inuit tattooed women.

Description

TUNNIIT: Retracting the lines of Inuit Tattoos is the incredibly personal, poignant and political documentary from Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (whose film ANGRY INUK recently won the Audience Award at Hot Docs 2016). Inuit traditional face tattoos have been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. Arnaquq- Baril, together with long-time friend and activist Aaju Peter, is determined to uncover the mystery and meaning behind this beautiful ancient tradition. Together they embark on an adventure through Arctic communities, speaking with elders and recording the stories of a once popularized female artform. Past meets present in this intimate account of one womans journey towards self-empowerment and cultural understanding.

Creator

Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea

Publisher

Unikkaat Studios Inc.

Date

2010

Format

DVD

Language

In English and Inuktitut (Inuit) with English subtitles

Type

(D) Documentary

Identifier

T855 2010 DVD

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Duration

50 min.

Collection

Citation

Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea, “Tunniit :Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos,” NSCAD Visual Resources Collection, accessed November 22, 2017, http://nscadvrc.omeka.net/items/show/11857.

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