Please join us for a film screening of TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:15 p.m. at the Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, Maine, 04901. There will be a Q&A with Barry Dana, Former Chief of the Penobscot Nation, and Professors Amber Hickey and Veronique Plesch. A reception will follow.
TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS is the incredibly personal, poignant, and political documentary from Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (whose film ANGRY INUK recently won the Audience Award at Hot Docs 2016). Inuit traditional face tattoos have been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. Arnaquq- Baril, together with long-time friend and activist Aaju Peter, is determined to uncover the mystery and meaning behind this beautiful ancient tradition. Together they embark on an adventure through Arctic communities, speaking with elders and recording the stories of a once popularized female art form. Past meets present in this intimate account of one woman’s journey towards self-empowerment and cultural understanding. Learn more about the film here and watch the film’s trailer here.
This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby Museum of Art, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Art.
The event is free and open to the public.