Arnait Video Productions

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Manager: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

15 October 2007

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The women of Arnait have found that building connections to our traditions and, thereby, with the lives of our ancestors, gives shape and vitality to the lives we are leading and to the whole of the world we are sharing. Our inspiration is rooted in the past and blossoms in the present – to shine as an example for those around us. We invite you to discover the things we believe in and partake in the world view that sustains us.

Find out more about Arnait and our work.

Visit Our New Website www.arnaitvideo.ca

 

Uvanga will play in Mexico

UVANGA will be at the Festival Internacional de CIne de Guadalajara, Mexico in the Quebec, Guest of Honor selection. The festival takes place from March 21 until 30. The film will be in good company with about 15 other features from Quebec and a number of documentaries. 

Uvanga premiers in Montréal and Toronto

Uvanga is competing in the prestigious FOCUS section of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma which features Quebecois and Canadian films that reflect the richness of emerging new cinema.

The film will later screen in Toronto at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Closing Night Gala October 20th.

 

Uvanga wins Best Feature at the Yellowknife International Film Festival

Uvanga opened the 7th annual Yellownkife International Film Festival on October 1st with a screening at the Northern Arts and Culture Cenre.

Uvanga was honered with the Best Feature award at the festival's first ever award ceremony held October 6th!

 

 

 

Uvanga screening in home town Igloolik

Uvanga screened on September 21th to an exited home town crowd in Igloolik! Much fun was had and reviews were positive!

Next stop: Cinéfest Sudbury Intetnational Film Festival

 

 

 

Production begins in Igloolik on Arnait's second feature

Principal photography began July 9, 2012 on Uvanga. The film is co-directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu and will be shot entirely on location in Igloolik, Nunavut over the next 25 days.

The film stars Montreal-based actress Marianne Farley and newcomer Lukasi Forrest.

 

Before Tomorrow wins Best Canadian First Festure at TIFF 2008

Before Tomorrow premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 7th. Other fall screenings include: Reykjavik International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, imagineNATIVE festival, Pusan International Film Festival and the 33rd Annual American Indian Film Festival.

And in October Arnait Video members will give a workshop at Trent University in Peterborough, connecting with Aboriginal women of Southern Ontario.

 

Arnait premiers Before Tomorrow in Igloolik and Puvirnituq

 Igloolik premier

Before Tomorrow premiered in Igloolik on February 23rd in 2008 and in Puvirnituq and Kujjuuaq on May 6-7-8. Members of the Arnait Video collective (Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu, Carol Kunnuk et Marie-Hélène Cousineau) presented the film in front of attentive audiences. Props and select costumes from the film were also on display. As with previous films produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions, the film's first audience was the community involved in making the film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content: 

Arnait Video Productions: Voicing A Unique Canadian View
The goal of Arnait Video Productions (originally the Women’s Video Workshop of Igloolik) is to value the unique culture and voices of Inuit women and to open discussions with Canadians of all origins.

Since its beginnings in 1991, Arnait Video Productions 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.

Often working in precarious social conditions, the sheer endurance required on the part of the women in Arnait to produce these video documents, testifies to the importance of the project in their lives.

The first works of our group revealed the importance for the women of Igloolik to share oral traditions. Whether in the form of a series of interviews (Women/Health/Body and Itivimiut) or as short works linking songs to reenactment of traditional activities (Qulliq, Attagutaaluk Starvation, Piujuq and Angutautaq), the videos that we produced celebrate the specificity of the culture of women in Igloolik.

While the video works situate themselves in the specificity of their production, they are universal in their motivation for expression. It is this combination that has secured a large public located across the Arctic, in South America, Europe, the United States, and Canada.

Arnait Video Productions has produced documentaries and fictions. Our first feature film, Before Tomorrow, won Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and was selected for the International Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. SOL, our latest feature documentary, won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary in 2016.

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Languages:

Inuktitut

Media on this Channel

  • 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

  • Television Series

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    Sivummut: Going Forward

    2013

    6-Part Documentary Series

    Sing it out for the world to hear!

    This is what mentors in traditional Inuit culture would do when a protégé succeeded and it what Sivummut: Going Forward does in six episodes that celebrate the triumphs of Inuit leaders in the arts, sports, the environment, health care, and education.

    Come with us and sing the praises of these inspiring women and men throughout this documentary series scheduled to air on APTN in 2014.

     

    The Uluit: Champions of the North

    2011

    5-Part Documentary Series

    Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends bonded by a sport they love and a way of life they cherish.

    Filmed over the course of a year in Inukjuak, Nunavik, in northern Quebec, this character-driven documentary series follows The Uluit –an Inuit female hockey team– on their way to win the 2010 Great Whale Hockey Cup.

    The emotional story of these extraordinary daughters, mothers, grandmothers and friends represents the pillars of strength that unites their community: Teachers, midwives, social workers, students, they embrace modern life in an isolated world not without its disheartening challenges, while searching for glory on the ice.

    This five-part documentary series was co-produced with Rotating Planet Productions and airs on APTN.

     

    uploaded date: 09-10-2013

  • 2m

    UVANGA Trailer

    uploaded by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    A Montréal woman and her 14-year-old son travel to the High Arctic so he can meet his late father’s Inuit family for the first time.

    An Arnait Video Productions & Kunuk Cohn Productions Productions

    uploaded date: 07-10-2013

  • The Uluit, Champion of the North

    uploaded by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    The Uluit is a team of women playing hockey in Inukjuak. They are women of all ages, mothers and grand-mothers, students and workers having fun on the ice. The series will consist of 5 episodes aired on APTN in 2011. Co-produced with Montreal based company, Rotating Planet.

    uploaded date: 11-01-2010

  • In production: The Uluit, Champions of the North

    uploaded by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    channel: Arnait Video Productions

    Arnait Video Productions and Rotating Planet are co-producing a documentary series of 5 episodes about an amazing all women hockey team in Inukjuak, Nunavik, The Uluit. We will follow the lives of these remarkable women, athletes and mothers, grand-mothers, students and workers, who are role models in their community and in the North. The series will aired on APTN in 2011.

    uploaded date: 05-01-2010

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