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NATIVe - Indigenous Cinema

Sloth

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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

Canada 2011

English

2 min · Colour

With

Bryan Pearson (Narrator)

Crew

Director
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Animation
Jonathan Wright
Music
Paul Shrofel

Biography

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.

Filmography

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

Produced by

Unikkaat Studios
Iqaluit, Canada
+1 867 2221919

www.unikkaat.com/

Amythos Media
Toronto, Canada
+1 416 9207175