Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny is an Inuit comedyabout perspectives on white people. It is a production of filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer/satirist Zebedee Nungak. “Qallunaat” is the Inuit word for “white people.” The film is free to watch online.

“This documentary pokes fun at the ways in which Inuit people have been treated as ‘exotic’ documentary subjects by turning the lens onto the strange behaviours of Qallunaat (the Inuit word for white people). The term refers less to skin color than to a certain state of mind: Qallunaat greet each other with inane salutations, repress natural bodily functions, complain about being cold, and want to dominate the world. Their odd dating habits, unsuccessful attempts at Arctic exploration, overbearing bureaucrats and police, and obsession with owning property are curious indeed.”

Title: Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny”| Director: Mark Sandiford | Canada | 2006 | Format: Documentary | Inuit/English | 52 min.


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