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Arnait History

Since its beginnings in 1991, Arnait Video Productions (AVP) has traced a trajectory revealing the originality of its producers, the context of their work and lives, as well as their strong desire to express cultural values unique in Canada.

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Arnait Style

AVP’s productions are the expression of research into traditional and contemporary Inuit styles of narration. An underlying context for the stories told in our video works is the formal innovations associated with the Inuit of Igloolik appropriating videographic tools.

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Biographies

Arnait is the plural of arnaq which means ‘woman’. It is no surprise then that Arnait Video Productions is composed of some of the most ambitious, creative, and cooperative women in Igloolik.

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08 December 2009

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ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕖᑦ: Arnait Video Productions

  • 31m 17s

    Of Ravens and Children

    uploaded by: maia iotzova

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

     

    In keeping with the Inuit oral culture,  Of Ravens and Children is a documentary exploring the issues of family, community, self, environment and culture. Children and teens of Igloolik participated in a summer camp where they could openly talk about global issues. 

    uploaded date: 05-03-2015

  • 53m 45s

    Anaana (Mother / Mère)

    uploaded by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
    DURATION: 52 min.
    GENRE: documentary
    FORMAT: video, colour
    LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Fr-Eng st
    DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
    PRODUCERS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
    SOUND: Katarina Soukup , Luke Taqqaugaq
    CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
    SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
    EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
    FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada
    SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Land Insight Film Festival (Montréal, 2003), Maori television (New-Zealand, 2005), Native American film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

    SYNOPSIS:

    Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life.

    With her husband Enuki, she raised eight children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island.

    The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the stories of Vivi Kunuk.

    uploaded date: 16-02-2015