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Inuit High Kick
dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Canada (Nunavut), 2010, 3 minutes
No dialogue

International Polar Film Festival
Cinéma Impérial, Montréal, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:00 pm
A stunning visual examination of an athlete performing the traditional Inuit high kick. Using super slow motion images, the sequence shows the athlete as he runs and propels himself off the floor, touches a small marker with one foot, almost 3 metres high, and falls back landing balanced on the same foot. The high kick is an ancient celebration of Inuit culture and must be seen to be believed.

Image: Athlete Johnny Issaluk in mid-air performing the high kick, one of the traditional Inuit games.