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Films with: Houston, John

Diet of souls
Seeks out Inuit to help understand the ancient and changing relationship between people and wild animals. Follows tranditional Inuit ways of knowing around the top of the world, looking out on a changing world through the eyes of the circumpolar hunting family, weaving together past and present, art, religion and the testimony of elders.
DVD 9395
Kiviuq
"Can you imagine western culture without Homer's Odysseus? In Canada, in the minds of Inuit elders, lives a shaman/hero of equal power suppressed for a century. "You know what this is, don't you?" asks elder Samson Quinangnaq (1924 2006), "It's the secret Bible of the Inuit. Kiviuq was a prophet, and these stories are his parables." Inuit were forbidden by missionaries to speak of their ancient hero - but many elders believe he is still alive today. In this genre-defying performing arts film by the award- winning team of director John Houston and producer Peter d'Entremont, joined by emerging producer Kirt Ejesiak, the last elders raised on stories of Kiviuq's odyssey collaborate with youth to reveal perhaps to resurrect their secret Bible."--Container.
DVD 9351
Nuliajuk mother of the sea beasts /
This film holds the key to a mystery. Some call it myth; others call it the old religion. Inuit elders help us unravel the mystery on film before the truth vanishes with their passing.
DVD 9394
Songs in Stone an arctic journey home /
Shot principally on Baffin Island, in the wilds of the Canadian Arctic, Songs in Stone pays tribute to the sculptors and printmakers of Cape Dorset, and to James Houston and the late Alma Houston, whose historic collaboration launched Inuit art onto the world stage.
DVD 9393
White archer
DVD 9350