The Living Stone (1958)

About the Film

This National Film Board of Canada's documentary shows the inspiration behind Inuit sculpture. The Inuit approach to the work is to release the image the artist sees imprisoned in the rough stone. The film centres on an old legend about the carving of the image of a sea spirit to bring food to a hungry camp.


  • Nominated: Academy Award, Best Documentary Short


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