The Owl and the Lemming

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Availability ended 25/10/2020 GMT
(23-25 Oct worldwide) The oral history of Inuit is filled with many folktales, legends, and myths. In this traditional story, a young owl catches a lemming to eat. Inuit stories are often instructive, and with this fable, children quickly learn the value of being clever and humble, and why pride and arrogance are to be avoided. This short puppet film utilizes composited photographs and a set made with actual Arctic plants and lichen to create an authentic retelling of this ancient Arctic fable. This short film provides a glimpse of traditional Inuit values and beliefs.

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British Museum Arctic Culture and Climate  Peter Loovers curator's choice


Director Bio

Roselynn Akulukjuk was raised in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. In 2012, Roselynn moved to Toronto to pursue a career in film and attended the Toronto Film School, where she fell in love with being behind the camera. After her studies, Roselynn returned home to Nunavut, where she began working with Taqqut Productions, an Inuit-owned production company located in the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit. Part of Roselynn’s love of filmmaking is the ability to interview elders, listen to their traditional stories, and share them with the world.

Credits

Directed by Roselynn Akulukjuk

Written by Neil Christopher

Production Company Taqqut Productions

Produced by Neil Christopher
Louise Flaherty

Cast Narrator - Celina Kalluk

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