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.