I’ve now finished watching the entire trilogy, and I have to say that all three films are mind-blowingly amazing.
Make sure you have a box of tissues, though because they will leave you pretty weepy.
I’ve watched it saturday und it is absolutely fascinating to see ancient inuits through the eyes of modern inuits !
Oh, absolutely! I love how they created the script, with double-checking on the action and the dialogue, and different elders pointing out small inconsistencies like, “Oh, no, they wouldn’t have spoken to each other at that point, it was illegal back then.” I love that they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible.
Additional cool thing: the company that created this trilogy, Isuma, has since transformed their website into an indigenous people’s web TV channel. So what sites like ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, ScrewAttack, and the Escapist are for geeky pursuits, IsumaTV attempting to be for indigenous creators.
A few years ago the director, Zacharias Kunuk, also made the first documentary to discuss climate change from the perspective of the Inuit, focusing on their own traditional body of knowledge regarding the environment. It’s called Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change and can be found here.
I am absolutely going to watch that, and wanted to reblog so others can have the opportunity to do so. Thank you!
Had a good venting session with my cohort after class. It’s good to know I’m not the only one struggling and that I’m not the only one pissed off about the department, the professors, the problematic BS happening every day in the academy.
“Within many tribes, masks have and continue to serve an important purpose. Masks possess pluralistic function in their use for war, storytelling, relationship-building, and spirituality, to name a few. Masks are used in ceremonies to transcend place, time, and self-identity. Frequently, the masks are not masks at all but rather living and breathing entities…” – Naomi Bebo
"What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation."
Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via tofunkey)
i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant "hahahaha women do laundry right john? you with me, john?" "don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”
This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.