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Diet of Souls (3/3)


This is also part of this series: Arctic Trilogy (3)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: drumsong communications
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2004
Available in French: No

“Diet of Souls” - So an Inuit shaman summarized the moral danger of being human. A paradox sparks director John Houston and producer Peter d'Entremont's third Arctic journey: Can animals be spiritual equals and one's daily bread? “Diet of Souls” completes a film trilogy that is both a personal quest and an exploration of three aspects of the Inuit mind… If “Songs in Stone” could be said to see the Inuk as Artist, and the second film, “Nuliajuk, Mother of the Sea Beasts” to look at the Inuk as Storyteller, then the third will explore the Inuk as Hunter. We will seek out Inuit who can help us understand the ancient and changing relationship between people and wild animals. We will follow traditional Inuit ways of knowing around the top of the world, look out on a changing world through the eyes of the circumpolar hunting family, weave together past and present, art, religion and the testimony of elders…”Diet of Souls is a fitting conclusion to the Arctic trilogy, for what journey of discovery into the Inuit world would be complete without seeking to comprehend the hunter's complex relationship with the animal? The Inuit shaman, Ivaluardjuk, warned that only by living one's life in a manner acceptable to the spirits of the animals, and the deities who protect them, is it possible to survive – physically and spiritually. Does that ancient wisdom guide modern Inuit? Can it help us all? --- NOMINATED FOR BEST SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY NATURE ENVIRONMENT OR ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM; BEST PHOTOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM OR SERIES