Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Owl and the Lemming

This adorable animation was written by Alootook Ipellie and directed by Co Hoedeman in 1971.
 Hoedeman was a Dutch filmaker who moved to Canada in 1965 to work for the National FIlm Board
In the early 70s he collaborated with artists in Canadian Eskimo communities to produce a series
 of animated films based on Inuit legends using sealskin figures, soapstone carvings, and drawings. 
The lovely puppets were designed by Germaine Arnaktauyok.

1 comment:

  1. What a flashback for me ! I showed these to my classes (deaf and hearing) throughout the 70's. I had forgotten how precious they are . I love the National Film Board for precisely this sort of art based film . Thanks!



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