Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One Inuit FolkTale: Sound Tells the Story

 This Inuit (Eskimo) legend demonstrates how even without the knowledge of a language the sounds of an environment and the simplest of pictures creates full understanding.

'The Owl Who Married a Goose' animated by Caroline Leaf was put out by the National Film Board of Canada in 1974.

It reminds me of the shadow puppetry used to tell these stories to children . Perhaps inside the igloo on cold winter nights. Where the stories and tales of the past come to life.

1 comment:

  1. I saw a cartoon when I was a kid that was done in the same style. I somehow knew before I watched this what it would be like. I'm glad you posted it.