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University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) pres.

Film Screening: Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World

A first hand account of how the isolated Inuit community of Kinngait became the internationally celebrated art capital of the North.

A portrait of the Kinngait Studios celebrating its 50th year of continuous successful operation; the film introduces the remarkable artists who overcame cultural barriers and the hardships of a harsh environment to give birth to a vivid new expression of Inuit life. It tells of how the tiny, isolated community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), against all odds, turned the making of art into a multimillion dollar co-operative business run by the Inuit townsfolk. Richly illustrated with the work of successive generations of Kinngait artists expressing the immense changes experienced by Inuit to their way of life and environment over the past half-century.

Directed by Annette Mangaard 65 min | Canada (2010)



On the occasion of the UMMA exhibition The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq​, UMMA invites you to enjoy a selection of documentary and fictional films about Inuit culture. Sundays, September 22 and October 27: Film screenings at 12:40 and 3:15 p.m; guided exhibition tours 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, September 22 12:40 Kinngait: Riding Light into the World​ (2010, 65 min) 2:00 Exhibition Tour, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd floor 3:15 Maliglutit (Searchers) (2016, 94 min)

Sunday, October 27 12:40 Circus without Borders (2015, 69 min) 2:00 Exhibition Tour, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd floor 3:15 Angry Inuk​ (2016, 85 min)

 

This exhibition inaugurates the Power Family Program for Inuit Art, established in 2018 through the generosity of Philip and Kathy Power.
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