Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

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By Digital Drum on Jan 23, 2013 8:08 PM CST
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Nunavut Animation Lab: Lumaajuuq

This animated short is a tragic and twisted story about the dangers of revenge. A cruel mother mistreats her son, feeding him dog meat and forcing him to sleep in the cold. A loon, who tells the boy that his mother blinded him, helps the child regain his eyesight. Then the boy seeks revenge, releasing his mother’s lifeline as she harpoons a whale and watching her drown. Based on a portion of the epic Inuit legend “The Blind Boy and the Loon.”

Directed/Written/Animated by: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril


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