Oct 1 '20

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Presented by The Decolonizing Lens, join us for screenings of TUNNIIT: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos and Wearing My Culture followed by a discussion with the directors Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Ulivia Lay Thomassie.

Before the screening of the films, viewers will see a sneak peek at the upcoming exhibition Inuk Style by WAG Assistant Curator of Inuit Art, Jocelyn Piirainen!

RSVP in advance. Limited to 50 guests (social distance-regulated seating provided). Please identify if RSVPing for a household or workplace cluster. This event will also be live-streamed here at 6pm.

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.

Wearing my Culture explores the pride that individuals in Inuit communities take in making and wearing their winter apparel. Thomassie looks at the bonds that are created within family, culture, and the environment through the creation of clothing.

Watch the trailers, here:

TUNNIIT: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

Wearing my Culture

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