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Kiviuq (72:00, SONY XD-Cam, 2007) (Review by Nora Isaacs, Mill Valley Film Festival, USA) “Renowned Canadian director John Houston tells the story of the Inuit culture’s celebrated epic hero, the prophet and shaman Kiviuq. The tale of Kiviuq, who was…

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Kiviuq (72:00, SONY XD-Cam, 2007)
(Review by Nora Isaacs, Mill Valley Film Festival, USA)
“Renowned Canadian director John Houston tells the story of the Inuit culture’s celebrated epic hero, the prophet and shaman Kiviuq. The tale of Kiviuq, who was born when the world began, is considered ‘the secret Bible’ in Inuit tradition, and Houston – who is known worldwide for making movies that celebrate Inuit culture – relates this millennia-old tale as told to him by Inuit elders. In a unique performance piece, spoken in Inuktitut and filmed in one room, Houston lets the Inuit arts of music, dance, song and storytelling reveal a timeless story about bravery, betrayal and survival. Not only does this intriguing work preserve a rich history in danger of being lost, it also instructs viewers which paths to take and which paths to avoid, no matter what century they live in.”

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