leaf lookout

Point of Blue: Photojournalist Rosemary Gilliat Eaton went north in August of 1960, to Canada’s eastern Arctic. On a visit to what was then Frobisher Bay, N.W.T. — today’s Iqaluit, Nunavut — she met an Inuk Leafs fan named Mosha Michael, seen here with his binocs. As Paul Seesequasis has noted, Michael grew up to be a filmmaker. He was director, cinematographer,  and editor of the 1975 National Film Board production Natsik Hunting, the first Inuit-directed film that the NFB produced. Eaton’s 1960 notes, it should be said, reflect a nominal uncertainty — she refers to her subject as Mosha, Moosa, Moshah, and Mosher, as well as “son of Mike the Captain.” (Photo: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton / Library and Archives Canada / e010975445)