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Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos - Distribution




Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Running time: 50 minutes
Languages: English, Inuktitut with English s.t.
Release: 2011

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 art form. Past meets present in this intimate account of one woman’s journey towards self-empowerment and cultural understanding. Lear more about the film here and watch the film's trailer below.


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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Vancouver, BC
- March 16, 2019, 6PM
, Bill Reid Gallery (639 Hornby St.)

Belleville, ON
- March 2, 2019
, Belleville Downtown Docfest, Core Centre (223 Pinnacle St.)

Burlington, ON
- Feb 26, 2019, 2PM, Burlington Public Library, Centennial Hall (2331 New Street)

Iqaluit, NU
- Feb 3, 2019, 4:30PM, Astro Theatre (505 Astro Hill Terrace)

Nuuk, Greenland
- Jan 19, 2019, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland

London, UK
- Oct 20, 2018, 4:30PM, Royal Academy of Arts, The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre

Nain, NL
- Sep 12, 2018, 7 PM, Nunatsiavut Government, Pulâpvik Board Room

Fairbanks, AK, USA
- Aug 3, 2018, 6 PM, MôTif FIlm Festival, Venue (514 2nd Ave)

Whitehorse, YT
- July 5, 2018, 4 PM, Hosted by Yukon Film Society, The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (1171-1st Avenue)

Ōtaki, New Zealand
- March 25, 2018, 10:30 AM, Mãoriland International Indigenous Film Festival, The Civic Theatre

Yellowknife, NWT 
- Sept 7, 2017, 7 PM, Dene Nahjo, Prince of Wales Museum

Samuelsberg, Norway 
- July 13th and July 16th, 2017, Riddu Riđđu Festival, Nisga'a Longhouse

Vancouver, BC
- June 17, 2017, Vancouver Public Library

Montreal, QC
- Feb 28, 2017, Concordia Moving Image Resource Centre

Halifax, NS
- Feb 20, 2017, NSCAD University

Puvirnituq, QC
- Nov 4, 2016, Adult Education Center

Charlottetown, PE
- May 3, 2016, Cinema Politica Charlottetown, St. Paul's Church Hall

Montreal, QC
- Feb 8, 2016, 7 PM, Cinema Politica Concordia, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W, Room H-110

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