Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy

Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy

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A short film featuring an Inuk man from the Eastern Arctic. Made in 1953, it recounts his life from birth to maturity and marriage. Screened widely in Canadian schools, the film is now dated but accurately depicts aspects of Inuit culture of the time.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term. While the origin of the word is a matter of some contention, it is no longer used in Canada. The term was formally rejected by the Inuit Circumpolar Council in 1980 and has subsequently not been in use at the NFB for decades. This film is therefore a time-capsule of a bygone era, presented in its original version. The NFB apologizes for the offence caused.

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Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy, Douglas Wilkinson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Douglas Wilkinson
  • script
    Douglas Wilkinson
  • producer
    Michael Spencer
  • cinematography
    Jean Roy
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
  • sound editing
    Kenneth Heeley-Ray
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn

  • NFB_Moderator

    @dsa101--> This film is available to our CAMPUS subscribers only! To become a CAMPUS subscriber, please go here: http://bit.ly/WmeGLM”

    NFB_Moderator, 5 Sep 2014
  • dsa101

    Why this film not available

    dsa101, 23 Aug 2014