Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos - Distribution
TUNNIIT: RETRACING 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 woman’s journey towards self-empowerment and cultural understanding. Watch the film's trailer and learn more here.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an Inuk producer and director from Iqaluit, Nunavut. She owns Unikkaat Studios Inc., an independent production company which produces films about Inuit life and culture in Inuktitut-language.
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- Feb 28, 2017, Concordia Moving Image Resource Centre
- Feb 20, 2017, NSCAD University
- Nov 4, 2016, Adult Education Center
- May 3, 2016, Cinema Politica Charlottetown, St. Paul's Church Hall
- Feb 8, 2016, 7 PM, Cinema Politica Concordia, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W, Room H-110