Nutaraqtariaavituq / Expecting the Child
This movie sheds light on a personal, professional and cultural level which entails birthgiving in Inukjuaq, Nunavik. In January 2005, Phoebe Atagootalook is the first inuit women to officially be approved by the perinatal committee for a homebirth since the 1960’s. The film follows Phoebe and her family for the two weeks before the birth of her fifth child : Mumlu. We follow Phoebe’s intention : «to show other Inuit women that they have a choice to give birth wherever they feel like, it’s natural.» Bringing back birth whithin communities is bringing back life in the villages.