Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale

Anaiyyun: Prayer for the Whale

USA | 2017 | 8 minutes | Kiliii Yuyan

Whaling is a cultural cornerstone of Iñupiaq identity and the harvest of the bowhead whale is considered a gift.

Director Biography
Kiliii Yuyan is an indigenous Nanai/Hezhe photographer and filmmaker whose award-winning work has been published by National Geographic China, The Nature Conservancy, Der Spiegel, and been exhibited around the world. His work shows us an alternative vision of humanity's greatest treasures-- community, culture and the earth. This is his firt film.

  • Director: Kiliii Yuyan
  • Principal Cast: Tad Reich, Kanisan Ningeok, Quuniq Donovan, Ned Arey
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 8 minutes
  • Producer: Kiliii Yuyan
  • Cinematographers: Kiliii Yuyan
  • Editors: Kiliii Yuyan
  • Music: Marie Neakok, Mollya Itta, Jane Paktokak, Eunice Teerik
  • Language: English, Iñupiaq
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP