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Unikkaatuarniq: Stories of the North
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience Indigenous films from the circumpolar North, outdoors in a theatre made of snow!
WHAT TO EXPECT
+ Free & everyone is welcome
+ Films shown outdoors (1 hour)
+ Post-screening DJ & VJ performances (15 min)
+ Hot Drinks
+ Warming Stations
* This event takes place mostly outdoors, so please remember to dress appropriately for the weather!
The word Unikkaatuarniq is an Inuktitut word that means “Storytelling”. Storytelling 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, films, and music in this program, come from Indigenous peoples from the circumpolar north — such as the the Inuit of Canada and Greenland, or the Sami of northern Scandinavia — peoples that have thrived in the Arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, and 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 takes place on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, and is being held in partnership with Winterlude, Beandigen Cafe, DARC, Gallery 101, the NFB, Lansdowne Park, and the City of Ottawa.
A big thank you to our funders.