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Tungijuq

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What We Eat: Inuit jazz throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, talk back to Brigitte Bardot and anti-sealhunting lobby on the eternal reality of hunting. Selected for Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Best Short, imagineNATIVE Film Fest 2009.

Length: 7min
Shot on 35mm and HDCam.
Delivery: HDCam & 35mm
Production year: 2009

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What We Eat: Inuit jazz throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, talk back to Brigitte Bardot and anti-sealhunting lobby on the eternal reality of hunting. Selected for Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Best Short, imagineNATIVE Film Fest 2009.

Length: 7min
Shot on 35mm and HDCam.
Delivery: HDCam & 35mm
Production year: 2009

Billing block:
KUNUK COHN PRODUCTIONS IGLOOLIK ISUMA PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
A FILM BY FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE AND PAUL RAPHAËL
"TUNGIJUQ"
STARRING TANYA TAGAQ AND ZACHARIAS KUNUK
SCREENPLAY FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE PAUL RAPHAËL TANYA TAGAQ STÉPHANE RITUIT
MUSIC TANYA TAGAQ JESSE ZUBOT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ZACHARIAS KUNUK NORMAN COHN
PRODUCER STÉPHANE RITUIT

BRAVO!FACT - Canada Council for the Arts
Kodak - Technicolor

contact: isuma [at] isuma [dot] ca
All production's info: www.isuma.tv/tungijuq
Tanya Tagaq's website: www.tagaq.com
Directors' website: www.felixandpaul.com

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Anonymous's picture
Fucking awesome!!!
Anonymous's picture

Thank you Quana. I am not inuit by blood relation, but I understand your comment and the video so clearly. Nature is Beautiful in many ways. Thank you Tanya for sharing this piece of Art to help me understand my own mind. Very Powerful!

Anonymous's picture

 great inuit art...maybe one day this could be a feature lenght film!

Anonymous's picture

Beautifull movies and the music is just fantastic, great quality work.

Anonymous's picture

We have to have great respect for everything around us and our ancesters! I think many people are forgetting that we all came from the same people!

Andressa

Anonymous's picture

Bello, ma preferisco Atanarjat, fa capire qualcosa che si rischia di dimenticare.

Anonymous's picture

nice

Anonymous's picture

 Thanks for sharing

Anonymous's picture

Wow, a perspective that needed to be told and shown.  I am an interior native and I hunt Moose and deer with my brothers each year to feed our families, it is a beautiful thing to provide for your family and to know where you meat comes from.  Respect and love.

Mussi Cho!

Anonymous's picture

Wow, a perspective that needed to be told and shown.  I am an interior native and I hunt Moose and deer with my brothers each year to feed our families, it is a beautiful thing to provide for your family and to know where you meat comes from.  Respect and love.

Mussi Cho!

Anonymous's picture

 Je vous adore Tanya Tagaq depuis que j'ai vos deux albums.  Vous nous permettez tellement de retrouver en nous le sacré !

Je vous embrasse fort !

Tomas Dresler's picture

Today Tanya had a concert in Prague, Akropolis Palace. It's very tough stuff, needed like 3 Jamesons to relax. But once I got the mood and started imagining the story of the nature, I really enjoyed.

Better to keep your eyes closed to feel the music, however her acting on the podium was amazing, too, I'd say almost ecstatic.

It gets you, but only if you're ready for it.

Ismael's picture

Ausdrucksstarke, surreale wirkende Bilder von unglaublicher Tiefe!

Der Film, der das Anliegen hat, den Zusammenhang von Leben und Tod, die Gemeinschaft alles Lebenden auch im "Fressen und gefressen werden" in wenigen knappen Sequenzen zu vermitteln, stellt aber sicher hohe Ansprüche an das Publikum.

"Tungijuq" erfordert zum Verständnis ein paar Einblicke in die Mythologie der Inuit, in der die Grenzen zwischen Mensch und Tier fließend sind und in der Leben, Tod und Wiedergeburt - besonders der gejagten Tiere - in existentieller Beziehung stehen. Diese wenigen Kenntnisse sind durch die Lektüre von Inuit-Sagen wohlfeil zu haben. Ich fürchte jedoch, dieses Wissen ist bei den meisten Veganern nicht besonders verbreitet. Es könnte sein, das oberflächliche westeuropäische Betrachter die Chiffren des Films über die Werwolf-Folie der eigenen Sagenwelt fehlinterpretieren.

Trotzdem eignet sich "Tungijuq" als drastisch-provozierender Gesprächsimpuls auch für zart beaitete Gemüter der westlichen Konsumgesellschaft!

José Ignacio's picture

I saw this video in January and i get freak it out see the real visceral voice of Tanya, i just love the images, pictures and history, it's quite wild this video it's represent a lot the forces of the nature mixed all in the Tanya voice inside his throat.

 

All the best, and i realy hope new material soon.

 

Love

 

José Vidal

Valparaiso - Chile

theodora's picture

puissant ,evocateur,hypnotique,immémorial,beau

 

powerful,evocative,hypnotic,age-old,beautiful

Olayok's picture

Sensational. That was very astonishing. I enjoy greatly how the spirits of the animals were portrayed in this film. The beauty of the Inuit Belief system shown so elegantly and powerfully. The atmosphere feels like I have grown up knowing about the harmony and the presence of spirits and how they work, but never had the chance to conceptualize what this ideology would look like. You have captured the beliefs that a young Inuk could only dream about. This film has meshed thousands of Prints, paintings, carvings and any other Inuit still art that you may see into a living moving master piece. 

As Inuit we respect the spirits of the animals and our surroundings. I hope that this film helps people understand Inuit culture more by educating them and giving them a glimpse of our powerful belief system.

Quana.  

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