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Between Two Worlds

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Unknown to most Canadians today, Joseph Idlout was once the world's most famous Inuit.The subject of films and books, Idlout was one of the Inuit hunters pictured for many years on the back of Canada's $2 bill. Idlout became a symbol of his people, the heroic myth that fascinated the white imagination. In this film Idlout's son, Peter Paniloo, takes us on a journey through his father's life. Idlout, the great hunter, becomes a fox-fur trapper and guide. He gets caught up in the white world, trying to improve his family's fortunes. Finally, Joseph Idlout does not know who he is or where he belongs. He is "between two worlds." Joseph Idlout could never have imagined the changes that would overwhelm his North. But he was one of its first casualties.

1990, 57 min 50 s