Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories

The project

The Inuit have a long and vibrant tradition of passing tales and legends down from one generation to the next using visual arts and storytelling. For the past 70 years, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has been documenting life in the Arctic through the production of films by, and about, the Inuit. The NFB’s collection of more than 100 documentaries and animated films represents a unique audiovisual account of the life of the Inuit—an account that should be shared with, and celebrated by, all Canadians.

The National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with the Inuit Relations Secretariat of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Government of Nunavut, Department of Education, and with the support of Inuit organizations, has selected more than 60 films from its collection, the most important worldwide, that represent all four Canadian Inuit regions (Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut and Inuvialuit), some available in Inuktitut.

Discover a powerful portrait of the Inuit experience, past and present, in these animated shorts and documentaries.

Find more great films that capture the spirit of the Arctic, and connect with Inuit culture at nfb.ca/unikkausivut.

Map of Inuit regions of Canada