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My Father, My Teacher
Producer: Ken Malenstyn, Selwyn Jacob & National Film Board of Canada
52 minutes

My Father, My Teacher

On a crisp summer day in Canada's Western Artic, Dennis Allen and his 77-year-old father, Victor, climb into a boat and head onto the water. They're in good spirits as they prepare to carry on the Inuvialuit tradition of the whale hunt. But, it hasn't always been this simple. After years of animosity, Dennis is working to restore broken links to his culture and community, beginning with his father. MY FATHER, MY TEACHER is an eloquent reflection of the bonds and tensions faced by all families. It is also an extraordinary look at the handing down of a precious family legacy from a father to his son.
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