Until February 2, the National Film Board will be screening highlights from its Inuit audiovisual legacy project Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories . Canada’s four Inuit regions share a long tradition of storytelling, passing legends and tales down through the generations. This collection of animated and documentary films, a collaboration of the NFB, the Government of Nunavut, and the Inuit Relations Secretariat of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, provides a fascinating portrait of Inuit culture.

For the next two Wednesdays (January 18 and 25), the Free Favourites at Four program will consist of Unikkausivut programming. This Wednesday, at 4:00 and 5:00 pm, is Program 1:

On January 25, also screening at 4:00 and 5:00 pm, is Program 2:

There will be another program running on January 26 at 6:00 pm, this time with a panel discussion to follow.

And on February 2 at 7:30 pm, in a special edition of Ciné-jeudi, is a screening of Martha qui vient du froid (2008) by Marquise Lepage. It’s the story of Martha Flaherty and her family, living in Canada’s far north. Please note, this screening will be in French, with no English subtitles.

Unikkausivut screenings run until February 2 at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St). Admission is free! You can get more information at the NFB website, or visit their webpage on this special collection.