Netsilik Eskimo Film Series

Q&A with: Asen Balikci
a series of 9 films and 21 half-hour parts sci­en­tif­ic advice by Asen Balik­ci and Guy Mary-Rous­selière A series of 9 films in 21 half-hour parts. These films reveal the … read more

Asen Balikci

scientific adviser

Asen Balikci’s impres­sive inter­na­tion­al back­round is mir­rored in the corpus of films that he has pro­duced. Born to a Bul­gar­i­an family living in turkey in 1929 he soon moved to … read more

AT THE WINTER SEA ICE CAMP

part 1

Quentin Brown
Canada 1963-1964 | 36 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Asen Balikci
In late winter when the cold is severe, the people and dogs are glad to stop their trek and make camp. In the blue dusk the men probe the snow … read more

AT THE WINTER SEA ICE CAMP

part 2

Quentin Brown
Canada 1963-1964 | 36 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Asen Balikci

In the morn­ing the women spread the furs over the igloos to air. The chil­dren play, strik­ing a ball of fur with a bone bat. The men wait patient­ly for sign of seals and the women play with the babies, sew, repair the igloos, nurse a child; an old woman rocks as she chants. A woman shows an older girl how to shape and cut fur for cloth­ing. Then the seals begin to arrive, towed by the hunters. The women dress the seals, eating between times, pass­ing the knife along as needed. The men come in with their catch, and soon all are indoors.

AT THE WINTER SEA ICE CAMP

part 3

Quentin Brown
Canada 1963-1964 | 30 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Asen Balikci
Work begins on a big com­mu­ni­ty igloo, and all share in the build­ing of it; one cuts, one car­ries, one builds, and so on. The chil­dren imi­tate. Women pile snow … read more