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Nalujuk Night

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Nalujuk Night is an up-close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6, from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain.

Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved custom, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

Inuk filmmaker Jennie Williams plunges audiences directly into the action in this bone-chilling black-and-white short documentary about a winter night like no other.

2021, 13 min 07 s

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Best Short Documentary
Canadian Screen Awards
April 4 to 10 2022, Toronto - Canada

Best Atlantic Short Documentary
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 16 to 23 2021, Halifax - Canada

Kathleen Shannon Award
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2021, Yorkton - Canada

Documentary Arts & Culture
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2021, Yorkton - Canada

Best of Festival
Yorkton Film Festival
May 26 to 29 2021, Yorkton - Canada

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