STK-ID 32843

CU of Inuit soapstone carving of hunter in kayak, walrus in foreground. Shot of school of walrus along shoreline, of bull walrus swimming, of Inuit hunters moving out to hunting grounds in boat. Shots of walrus at sea. Shots of narwhal whale swimming ahead of boat, of Inuit hunter preparing harpoons, seagull flying overhead against dense blue sky. Shots of walrus basking in sun along stony shoreline, suddenly heading for safety of water. Shots of walrus school diving and cavorting in water, swimming desperately to elude hunters, of Inuit hunters shooting at walrus from boat, Inuit throwing spear-type harpoon, hitting walrus, of blood on water as walrus is fighting for its life. Shots of severely wounded walrus still fighting, finally being brought onto deck by pulleys. Two barrels being used to keep walrus afloat. Shots of Inuits shooting walrus, walrus swimming for their lives, bullets splattering water around animals, water red from blood. Shot of rainbow in sky. Shots of walrus being hauled into boat, of school of walrus swimming frantically.


Excerpt from
Walrus Hunt
Canadian Arctic
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original kodachrome
Aspect ratio