The Owl and the lemming: an eskimo legend

Canada, 1971

Film
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The owl and the lemming in this animated film are short-legged, plumpy stuffed puppets made of seal skin by Inuit artists. The accompanying song and voices are in Inuktitut, although the legend is narrated in English. The story in which an owl hunts a lemming will appeal to all audiences, especially children. Moreover, it preserves on film an example of Inuit folklore that may in time disappear.

Credits

director

Co Hoedeman

producer

Pierre Moretti

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:06:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39183

Subject categories

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

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eskimos - Legends

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Folklore - 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

Literature → Folklore - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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