Blood and Snow

Short films and videos from the North

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Tungijuq (Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël, 2009) © Image courtesy of Vtape

Blood and Snow is a collection of 12 spectacular short films and videos that explore the ways in which blood plays a vital role in northern communities. In lands where hunting is an essential cultural legacy, blood symbolizes not only the northern peoples’ intimate connection to the land, but also the crucial ways in which family ties ensure survival. From musical to drama to animation to documentary, Blood and Snow provides a fascinating glimpse into a uniquely northern mindset, with fantastic tales of survival, mythical journeys, identity politics and love.

Filmmakers: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Aidan Cartwright, Neil Christopher, Mary Code, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Ippiksaut Friesen, Daniel Janke, Zacharias Kunuk, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Kelvin Redvers, Moira Sauer, Jay White

Curators: Christopher Rohde, Laura Taler

Presented by SAW Video Media Art Centre, in collaboration with the NAC’s Northern Scene.

We gratefully acknowledge NFB, Vtape, FilmCAN NPP films, Yukon Film Society, Western Arctic Moving Pictures and IsumaTV.

Warning: This screening contains mature content, and may not be appropriate for young children.

Tungijuq (Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël, 2009) © Image courtesy of Vtape
Amaqqut Nunaat:The Country of Wolves (Neil Christopher, 2011) © Image courtesy of the artist
How People Got Fire (Daniel Janke, 2008) © National Film Board of Canada
Sirmilik (Zacharias Kunuk, 2011) © Image courtesy of FilmCAN NPP Films
The Dimming (Ippiksaut Friesen, 2011) © Image courtesy of the artist