Sloth – better known as laziness; or that furry mammal, which at first glance seems particularly slow and indolent, but in reality possesses remarkable strength and speed. This ironic sketch of Inuit lifestyle mocks some long-withstanding stereotypes.
by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
with Bryan Pearson
Canada 2011 English 2’ Colour


  • Bryan Pearson (Narrator)


Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Animation Jonathan Wright
Music Paul Shrofel

Amythos Media

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Inuk filmmaker from the Canadian Arctic, where her production company, Unikkaat Studios, is based. She directed among others the hypnotic short Inuit High Kick and the award-winning NFB animation Lumaajuuq: The Blind Boy and the Loon. Her short Aviliaq: Entwined is part of the Embargo Project, a collaboration of female Indigenous filmmakers. For her documentary Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, she travelled across the Arctic to speak with elders about Inuit tattoo practices and the causes of their near-disappearance – before getting her own traditional face tattoos.


2009 Lumaajuuq 2010 Tunnit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos 2011 Sloth 2014 Aviliaq: Entwined, The Embargo Project 2016 Angry Inuk

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017