“Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny”

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Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny ist eine Inuit-Komödie über Perspektiven auf weiße Menschen. Es ist eine Produktion des Filmemachers Mark Sandiford und des Inuit-Schriftstellers/-Satirikers Zebedee Nungak. “Qallunaat” ist das Inuit-Wort für “weiße Menschen”. Der Film ist kostenlos online zu sehen.

“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 colour 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.”

Titel: Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny”| Regie: Mark Sandiford | Kanada | 2006 | Format: Dokumentarfilm | Inuit/English | 52 Min.

 

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