Riding Light Into The World

2010 HD CAM & DVD, 64:00’ & 47:50’
Photo & Video Gallery

Directed by Annette Mangaard. Produced by David Craig.


The Baffin Island community of Cape Dorset is world-renowned for the art produced at the Inuit owned and operated Kinngait Studios. Weaving together many voices with images of iconic artworks, the film is a captivating chronicle of how art making replaced fur-trapping in the 1950s, detailing the complex relationships between the artists and their network of supporters. ‘Kinngait: Riding Light Into The World’ brings together artworks of successive generations that eloquently illustrate the immense changes experienced by Inuit to their way of life and their environment over the past half-century. Featuring hauntingly beautiful Arctic scenery and evocative music by Tanya Tagaq, Lucie Idlout and other contemporary Inuit performers.


Commissioned by Bravo Canada and with the participation of APTN, TVO and Knowledge and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Rogers Documentary fund and the CanWest Hot Docs Completion Fund