Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North

An outdoor screening highlighting Indigenous filmmaking from the Arctic.  Experience short films by Indigenous filmmakers from northern cultures projected in a theatre made of snow!

Fri., Feb. 1, Sat. Feb. 2, & Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 | 6 - 9pm Each Night | Free

Lansdowne Park (Outside the Horticulture Building) 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa

Length: A 1 hour program screened twice (*Films TBA)

"Unikkaaqtuarniq" means Storytelling in the Inuktitut language, and is an ancient form of magic, with the power to connect the past with the present, teach lessons, impart values, heal, to explain the world and connect us to the universe through language and mythology. The stories in this program come from the Inuit people of Canada and Sami of northern Scandinavia, Indigenous people who have thrived in the arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, sharing stories inside the Sami lavvu and Inuit tupiq, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, of climate change. Although these cultures live thousands of kilometres away from each other, they share a common history of resilience in their language, culture and magic through storytelling.

This event is being held in partnership with the Winterlude, the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and SAW Video Media Art Centre.  We would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded, unsurrendered, and occupied land of the Algonquin Nation.