Iqsinaqtutalik Piqtuq: The Haunted Blizzard

Project Spotlight: Aviaq Johnston’s animated Inuit horror short tells a modern story of the supernatural.

ᓄᓇᐃᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔩᑦ
A young girl looks out the window of her home during a blizzard, and down towards a shed whose doors are flapping open in the wind.

Once in a long time—with years and decades in between—a blizzard comes back. It roams through the land, bringing something with it. Inu, a young girl, is followed home by a shadow brought by the blizzard.

The story will take audiences on a journey into a modern Inuit horror story based on the short story by Aviaq Johnston. Iqsinaqtutalik Piqtuq: The Haunted Blizzard will appeal to a youth audience, many of whom are unaware of traditional Inuit folklore. 

This video is available in Inuktitut and English with the password TAQQUT2020 :

Credit: This video was originally published by Taqqut Productions on September 24, 2020. COURTESY NUNAVUT FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND TAQQUT PRODUCTIONS.

This project was supported by Nunavut Film Development Corporation.

This story is part of the Nunavut Spotlight. View more content from the Spotlight here.