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Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an Inuit filmmaker, animator, and documentarian. She wrote, directed, and animated the 2011 animated short Lumaajuuq. She also directed the 2010 documentary Tunnit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, about the history and importance of traditional Inuit facial tattoos, and co-produced the 2009 documentary The Experimental Eskimo, a film that follows the lives of three Inuit boys who were sent to live with white families in Ottawa at the age of twelve as part of a social experiment.

The Blind Boy and the Loon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$16.95

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