The Owl and the raven: an Eskimo legend

Canada, 1973

Film
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According to this Inuit legend the raven was not always the jet-black bird that it is today. The owl had something to do with it. What happened makes an engaging story acted out by two life-like puppets made of seal fur. The film, narrated partly in Inuktitut, partly in English, is largely the work of Inuit artists. Voice and narration by Toojatogak Itoacheak and Elatak Nakashook.

Credits

director
producer

Pierre Moretti

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:06:38:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33764

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Animals & Wildlife → Owls

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eskimos - Legends

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Inuit - Canada

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Childrens Films → Puppet films

History → Eskimos - Legends

Literature → Eskimos - Legends

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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