Nalujuk Night

Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain. Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:37am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Jennie Williams

Producer:

Latonia Hartery, Kat Baulu, Rohan Fernando

Screenwriter:

Jennie Williams

Cinematographer:

Nigel Markham, Duncan De Young

Editor:

Justin Simms

Music:

Sarah Harris

Contact

Distributor:

National Film Board of Canada
festivals@nfb.ca

Public Film Contact:

Elise Labbé
National Film Board of Canada
festivals@nfb.ca

Publicity Contact:

Montreal
festivals@nfb.ca
15142839133

Sales Agent:

Nathalie Bourdon

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Horror

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

Canada

Language:

English, Inuktitut with English Subtitles

Runtime:

13 mins