Stories from Our Land - Inngiruti: The Thing that Sings!

Stories from Our Land - Inngiruti: The Thing that Sings!

Nyla Innuksuk
| 5 min

In Pangnirtung, two elders reminisce about the dances held in their community 50 years ago. One of the elders is master accordion player Simeonie Keenainak, and pretty soon he is making toe-tapping music with his instrument. In this celebration of the pleasures of music and dance, Keenainak plays for the enjoyment of friends, family and the community at large.

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Credits
  • writer
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • director
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • editor
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • cinematographer
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • director mentor
    Marlene Millar
  • participant
    Simeonie Keenainak
    Oasaloosie Ishulutak
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

  • NFB_Moderator

    @Katedu--> I've contacted the producer of the film and he was unable to answer. He did suggest contacting an Inuktituk speaker for the answer. Sorry we couldn't be of more assistance!

    NFB_Moderator, 23 Apr 2015
  • Katedu

    Does the word they are using mean "song" (as in with lyrics) or does it mean "tune"/"melody"? Are there separate words for these two terms in Inuit dialects, the way traditional instrumental musicians who speak English differentiate between them? (The general English-speaking public often uses the word "song" for an instrumental tune, but most musicians I know don't do that.)

    Katedu, 7 Apr 2015