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Lypa

Directed by Shelagh Mackenzie and Sharon Van Raalte
Canada, 1988 (documentary, 29 minutes, colour, English)
Lypa
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Several years ago, Inuit hunter and artist Lypa Pitsiulak decided to return to the land to rediscover his culture, to teach his family survival skills in the harsh Arctic environment, and to pull himself and his family away from the negative influences of white culture. The film portrays his lifestyle, his love for his family, and some of the sources of his artistic inspiration. It also highlights his beautiful prints and sculptures, with their fantastic interweaving of figures from the animal, spirit and human worlds. His wife and his mother are also strong presences in the film."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Kent Martin, Shelagh Mackenzie
Narrator: David Paneqyuk Mary Aitchison
Cinematography: Kent Nason
Film Editing: Kent Martin
Music: Eric Lemoyne, Roger Lemoyne
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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