Scene from the film Of the North
Scene from the film Of the North
Scene from the film Of the North

Of the North

  • Canada
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By putting almost 500 hours of films, posted on YouTube by hundreds of amateur Inuit filmmakers, together into a coherent form, Gagnon creates an anti-exotic and rhythmic Vertovian “Kino-Eye”, including hunting scenes, drinking sprees, oil rigs, jam sessions, exhibitionism, snow-mobile races… without forgetting the polar bears. A whole form of trashy and unbridled acculturation is revealed in this visual and audio potlatch – through the Inuit languages, a sort of ‘musique concrète’ irrigating the sound score – which takes apart the existing clichés about this people, too often confined to the borders of the contemporary world. Play-doc


  • Original Title
    Of the North
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dominic Gagnon
  • Editing
    Dominic Gagnon
  • Runtime
    74 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
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