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Video of dancing Inuk a Youtube hit

A short video made in Iqaluit and put online last week had garnered more than 60,000 hits on Youtube as of Tuesday.
Thomas Johnson dances through Iqaluit in the video Feel the Inukness, produced by Becky Kilabuk. (Youtube)

A short video made in Iqaluit and put online last week had garnered more than 60,000 hits on Youtube as of Wednesday morning.

"Feel the Inukness" premiered last week on the video-sharing website and other online video sources.

The video shows a young man walking the streets of Iqaluit listening to music. As the music changes from hiphop to accordion, he starts to dance through the city, visiting familiar landmarks and dancing with others along the way.

Thomas Anguti Johnson is the lead actor and Becky Kilabuk produced the film.

"You know that has always been our philosophy not to be ashamed of who we are, not to be shy and not to apologize for it, not to sugar coat it or overly package it to be more acceptable," said Kilabuk.

"Lay it out there raw. Let's be ourselves. Let's have fun."

Kilabuk says it's been seen in most countries.

The two young filmmakers are already working on their next video.

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