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Netsilik Eskimos - Fishing at the Stone Weir   [Other Title]

Netsilik-Eskimos - Fischen am Steinwehr   [Other Title]
Year of origin: 1963-1965
Genre: Documentary Film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Production company: Education Development Center, Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
First released by: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Distributor: IWF (Göttingen)
Author: Asen Balikci
  Guy Mary-Rousselière

Keywords: Eskimo, Netsilik-Eskimo, Arbeitsteilung, EssenFadenspiel, Feuerbohren, Fisch, Fisch, Fisch, Fisch, Fischfalle, Fischfang, Fischspeeren, Fischwehr, Frisieren, Kochen, Körperpflege, Schnur, Speerfischerei, Spiel, Spielgerät, Spielzeug, Unterhaltungsspiel, Vorratswirtschaft, division of labour, fire, fire drilling, hairdressing, ['Feuer', 'Feuer']
Midsummer. Shows Netsilik Eskimos at a site in their annual migration cycle. A family travels across the tundra to an inland camp. Tents are erected and a stone weir is built in the river rapids. As a woman works around the camp, men spear fish at the weir. Netsilik Eskimos at their inland river camp. Fishing for arctic char reaches a peak of activity with both men and women spearing the catch. After large hauls are pulled ashore, they pause to rest, cook, and eat. Later the fish are cleaned and dumped into large stone caches.

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Sound: Sound film
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Duration: 57 min

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