Winner Best Short Film - VIMFF

(Canada, 2010)
Filmed on location on the northern tip of Baffin Island, "Anirniq" - Inuktitut for breath - is an award-winning short fable about an Inuit man confronting the loss of his father when he was a young boy on his first narwhal hunt.

The story explores the Inuit belief that when someone dies their spirit goes into the living creatures around them and thus the Inuit saying:

The great peril of our existence is that our diet consists entirely of souls.

Production Company: Brüdder Productions
Director & Story: RJ Sauer
Producer: RJ Sauer & Amy Jones
Director of Photography: Vince Arvidson
First Assistant Camera: Taylor Loughran
Post Production Supervisor & Editor: Jon Hunwick
Original Music: Tanya Tagaq (Auk/Blood - "Force")
Music Composition: Kenton Gilchrest
Storyboards: Samanta Palomino

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