Artcirq tells the story of how a group of young circus performers try to teach young Inuit to use circus to find more meaning in life and reject suicide. Working and training together over the course of two summers, a group of students from Montreal's National Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloolik produce a unique circus performance which marries Inuit traditions with classic elements of the Big Top. Written, produced and performed by Isuma's Inuusiq Youth Group.
Filmmaker: Natar Ungalaaq and Guillaume Saladin
Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.artcirq.org
Producer's Name: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn, Igloolik Isuma Productions
Year of Production: 2001
Distributor Information: Vtape
Region: Canadian Arctic