Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

produced and premiered in 2006, Qallunaat! has been a hit. It recently took on a life of its own as it was shared far and wide across blogs and social media platforms.

The film aims to expose the ways in which the Inuit people have been treated as “exotic” documentary subjects by turning the lens onto the strange behaviours of Qallunaat (the Inuit word for white people). It’s a satire, full of hilarity and great gags, but it’s also an eye-opening glance into what it means to be documented and the politics of cross-cultural representation in the documentary tradition.