public screening

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

A public screening of Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's documentary Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, will be held at the Astro Theatre, Iqaluit, on Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 pm. The screening is sponsored by Nunavut Film Development Corporation and the National Film Board.

As Arnaquq-Baril describes the one-hour documentary: "It’s about the Inuit tradition of face tattooing, which has been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. The film follows my journey to learn all about the tattoos,

before getting my own. I've met serious resistance from the younger and middle generations. However, a number of brave elders were willing to talk about the tattoos, and the massive and sudden cultural changes that caused their decline."

The film will be shown in Inuktitut with English subtitles.