218 Kiviuq

Kiviuq (218)

09:00, Saturday 04th July, Theatre B

  • Director: John Houston (CAN)
  • Year: 2007
  • Run time: 72'
  • Format: DVCAM, NTSC

Can you imagine western culture without Homer’s Odysseus? In Canada, in the minds of Inuit elders, lives a shaman/hero of equal power – suppressed for a century.

In a genre – defying performance, the last elders raised on stories of Kiviuq’s odyssey collaborate with youth to reveal – perhaps to resurrect – their secret Bible.

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Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

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