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The Living Stone

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This film shows the inspiration, often related to belief in the supernatural, behind Inuit sculpture. The Inuit's approach to the work is to release the image the artist sees imprisoned in the rough stone. The film centres on an old legend about the carving of the image of a sea spirit to bring food to a hungry camp.

1958, 32 min 31 s

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Ergo Prize of the Presidency of the Republic (Sèvres vase)
Festival international du film maritime et d'exploration
June 26 to 29 1969, Toulon - France

Silver Cup for the most popular film of the festival
International Festival of Films on People and Countries
December 2 1967, La Spezia - Italy

Medal - Category: Ethnological
International Festival of Films on People and Countries
December 2 1967, La Spezia - Italy

CIDALC Medal of Honour
Festival of Tourist and Folklore Films
September 21 to October 6 1960, Brussels - Belgium

Mention
SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films
July 16 to August 24 1960, Montevideo - Uruguay

Blue Ribbon Award
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 20 to 23 1960, New York - USA

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Graphic Arts
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 20 to 23 1960, New York - USA

Second Prize - Silver Cup of the Province of Genoa
International Film Festival
January 2 to 6 1960, Rapallo - Italy

Special Prize - Cup of the Minister of Tourism and Entertainment "for the best selection among foreign countries"
International Film Festival
January 2 to 6 1960, Rapallo - Italy

Award - Category: Best Canadian-made Short Subject
Winnipeg Film Council Annual Film Festival
November 20 to 25 1959, Winnipeg - Canada

Diploma of Honour
International Film Festival
July 9 to 19 1959, Locarno - Switzerland

Award of Merit - Category: General Information
Genie Awards
June 5 1959, Toronto - Canada

Honourable Mention
International Film Festival
May 25 to 30 1959, Mannheim - Germany

Honourable Mention
Annual Robert J. Flaherty Film Awards (City College Institute of Film Techniques)
May 15 1959, New York - USA