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Qallunaat! : why white people are funny

Author: Mark SandifordZebedee NungakKent MartinBeachwalker Films.National Film Board of Canada.All authors
Publisher: [Canada] : ONF/NFB, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Documentary-style films
Inuktitut dialect films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
DVD-Video discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Humor
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Sandiford; Zebedee Nungak; Kent Martin; Beachwalker Films.; National Film Board of Canada.; CTV Television Network.; Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
OCLC Number: 166145632
Language Note: In English and Inuktitut with English subtitles; bonus feature in Inuktitut with English subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Videodisc release of the 2006 motion picture.
Packaging erroneously gives language of bonus feature as "Inuktuit."
Special feature (47 min.; In Inuktitut with English subtitles): "Qallunaanik piusiqsiuriniq : the study of white people" (featurette about a fictional conference on the study of white people at the fictional Qallunaat Studies Institute).
Credits: Director of photography, Gary Elmer ; editor, Christopher Cooper.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC, multizone; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Qallunaanik piusiqsiuriniq : the study of white people.
Why white people are funny
Responsibility: Beachwalker Films, in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, present[s] ; writer and director, Mark Sandiford ; content consultant, Zebedee Nungak ; developed in association with CTV ; produced in association with CTV, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

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"A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property"--Container.

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Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

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Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny by Mike Sandiford, is a comedic documentary that takes a look at white people through the eyes of the Inuit community. Qallunaat! (pronounced “halunat,” the Inuit word for white people) is his second film. The term does not necessarily refer...
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