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The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend

(Le Mariage du hibou: une l├ęgend Eskimo)

Year: 1974
Language: Inuktitut
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 8 min
Director: Caroline Leaf
Producer: Pierre Moretti
Editor: Pierre Lemelin
: Caroline Leaf
Sound: Jean-Pierre Joutel
Cast: Jeela Alilkatuktuk, Paul Angiyou, Martha Kauki, Samoonie $lastname
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs

In this fanciful illustration of an Inuit legend, an owl, much to its surprise and bewilderment, attracts the amorous attention of a goose. A delightful story for audiences of all ages, The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend is distinguished by the wry humour characteristic of many Inuit tales. The images were animated using sand and the sound effects were crafted by Inuit artists and recorded in the Arctic. The film received numerous international honours and was nominated for a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award® for Animated Short Film.

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