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Nunavut Animation Lab: I Am But a Little Woman

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I am but a little woman / Very willing to toil...” – Kivkarjuk's Song  

Inspired by an Inuit poem first assigned to paper in 1927, I Am But a Little Woman wordlessly evokes the beauty and power of nature, as well as the bond between mother and daughter. 

As her daughter looks on, an Inuit woman creates a wall hanging filled with images of the spectacular Arctic landscape and traditional Inuit objects and iconography. Soon the boundaries between art and reality begin to dissolve.

I Am But a Little Woman features director Gyu Oh’s hand-drawn animation set to a traditional tune, which she performs.

2010, 04 min 39 s

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