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Unikkaatuarniq | Stories of the North

February 4, 2023 - 18:00 - 21:00

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 18:00, happening 3 times

Experience Indigenous films from the circumpolar North, outdoors in a theatre made of snow!

Fri./Sat., Feb. 3 & 4, 2023, 6-9pm

Lansdowne Park (Outside the Horticulture building & Aberdeen Pavilion )

1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3


Sun., Feb. 5, 2023, 6-9pm

Beandigen Cafe (Indoors)

106-900 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3


5 short films shown outdoors (66 Minutes)

+ Post-screening DJ & VJ performances

+ Ice Bar with hot drinks & snacks

(Alcoholic & non-alcoholic available) 

+ Fire pits onsite to stay warm!

+ Free / Everyone welcome / GG & PG rated films

* This event takes place outdoors, so please remember to dress appropriately for the weather!

* Note about Film Content.  Films shown Outdoors are rated GG or PG, some scenes may be scary for young children under the age of 13.  The short film on Sunday is rated AA for subject matter, while the Feature Film is PG.

The word Unikkaatuarniq is an Inuktitut word that means “Storytelling”. Storytelling is an ancient form of magic, with the power to connect the past with the present, teach lessons, impart values, heal, to explain the world and connect us to the universe through language and mythology. The stories, films, and music in this program, come from Indigenous peoples from the circumpolar north — such as the the Inuit of Canada and Greenland, or the Sami of northern Scandinavia — peoples that have thrived in the Arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, and of climate change. Although these cultures live thousands of kilometres away from each other, they share a common history of resilience in their language, culture and magic through storytelling.

Special Thanks

This event takes place on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, and is being held in partnership with Winterlude, Beandigen Cafe, DARC, Gallery 101, the NFB, Lansdowne Park, and the City of Ottawa.  A big thank you to our funder, the Canada Council for the Arts.


February 4, 2023
18:00 - 21:00
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Lansdowne Park
1000 Exhibition Way
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3 Canada
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