Nalujuk Night

Each year, families in Nain celebrate the frightful arrival of figures who punish or reward, where the only options are to sing, shake hands, or run. Nalujuk Night is the Debut film by acclaimed Inuk artist Jennie Williams, expanding on her twelve-year photographic series on this Labrador-Inuit tradition.

Director/Writer: Jennie Williams (Inuit)
Canada | 2021 | 13 min
English/Inuktitut w English Subtitles | Documentary Short

Jennie Williams is an Inuk visual artist and throat singer from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Through stunning black-and-white imagery, she reveals how this terrifying tradition preserves language, reinforces community, and keeps children on their best behaviour.

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