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Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale

Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale

Director: Kiliii Yuyan - USA 8'

The story of an Iñupiaq whaling crew, living where the vast plain of ice meets the waters of the Arctic Ocean. During whaling, their lives are interminable periods of silent observation, punctuated by moments of terror. The ice hides its dangers — desperately hungry polar bears hunting humans, massive icequakes when sheets of ice collide. Here on the sea ice, the Iñupiaq wait for the whale. When the whale does offer itself, it will take the courage and skill of the whaling crew, riding on the icy waters of the Arctic by a skinboat, to catch it. But in the long moments standing on the ice, protected from the wind inside a fur-lined parka, a timeless gratitude develops. In those moments, the patient act of waiting transforms into a prayer for the whale.

Opportunities to see Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale

21.00 - 23.00 Friday 16th

Collection 14 – Survive

How do we keeping moving forwards. Tradition? Competition? Community? Love? What threatens our survival values? What's next?

21.00 - 23.00 Saturday 17th

Collection 14 – Survive

How do we keeping moving forwards. Tradition? Competition? Community? Love? What threatens our survival values? What's next?

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