Episode 2: Avaja (Avaja)

ISUMA, Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk

1994, 28:50 minutes, colour, Inuktitut w English or French subtitles


Inuaraq's family finally arrives at Avaja to a warm welcome. But on the hill above the tents, they now find a wooden church and a priest. Sharing the fresh caribou feast, telling stories, Inuit are interrupted by the bell ringing. Inside the church the sermon is clear: Paul 4:22, 'Turn away from your old way of life.'

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