ᐃᓱᒪ ᕕᓂᔅᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ 2019ᖑᓕᕐᐸ

Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

ᓄᐊ ᐱᐅᒑᑦᑐᑉ ᐅᓪᓗᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

In today’s contentious global media environment, when millions of people have been driven from their homes worldwide, Isuma media art in the UN Year of Indigenous Languages sees the forced relocation of families from an Inuit point of view. The video installation One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk recreates an encounter on Baffin Island in April 1961 when one Inuit family was ordered to move off the land. From the same place, 58 years later, Isuma webcasts Silakut Live from the Floe Edge as a multinational mining company plans a railroad and supertanker shipping past today’s Inuit communities of Igloolik and Pond Inlet. Our name Isuma means 'to think,' a state of thoughtfulness, intelligence or an idea. Isuma illuminates the consequences of Canada's relocation of Inuit in the 1950s and 60s in order to reclaim history today and imagine a different future.

  • ᓯᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᓈᓂ

    Silakut Live From the Floe Edge

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    In 2019 Baffinland Iron Mine’s expansion proposes a railroad across Baffin Island to ship 30 million tons of iron ore annually by supertanker through walrus breeding grounds within view of Piugattuk’s former home site at Kapuivik. Isuma webcasts Silakut Live from the Floe Edge May 8–11, 2019 to inform and consult Inuit families on the impacts and benefits of the mine’s proposal. Other webcasts through the summer lead to Silakut Live from Pond Inlet September 16–21, webcasting live NIRB Final Public Hearings to review Baffinland’s Environmental Impact Statement. Silakut Live brings global media transparency to the consequences of forced relocation to viewers in Nunavut, Venice, Canada and worldwide.

    uploaded date: 08-03-2019

  • ᐃᓱᒪ ᐊᐃᑑᓐᔅ

    Isuma on Itunes

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    Isuma’s exhibition in cyberspace presents a collection of Isuma and other indigenous-language films on iTunes in 30 countries with subtitles in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German, including Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (Cannes Camera d’or 2001); The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (opening film at 2006 Toronto International Film Festival); Before Tomorrow (by Igloolik’s Arnait women’s collective); Edge of the Knife, the world’s first feature film in the Haida language; and One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. Isuma Distribution presents The Year of Indigenous Languages in Film, a festival of international indigenous-language features on iTunes, IsumaTV and in museums and cinemas globally.

    uploaded date: 08-03-2019

  • ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖓ

    Isuma Exhibition Catalogue

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    A digital compilation including One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk film script in English and Inuktitut, curatorial essays including: Displacement & Migration in Nunavut 1940’s and 50’s; The Challenges of Translation; Isuma’s Work as Part of the Practice of Media Democracy; IsumaTV: Broadcasting Indigenous Art Worldwide. Catalogue also includes stories and background information on Isuma’s work from 1985 to 2019, interviews with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, Isuma’s Chronology, Biographies and behind-the-scenes photographs with links to all films.

     

    uploaded date: 08-03-2019

  • ᐃᓱᒪ 1985ᒥᑦ 2019ᒧᑦ

    Isuma: 1985 to 2019

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    In 1985 Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paul Apak and elder Pauloosie Qulitalik formed Igloolik Isuma Productions, incorporated in 1990 to produce independent media art from an Inuit point of view. In 2001 Isuma’s first feature, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2006 The Journals of Knud Rasmussen opened the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008 Isuma launched IsumaTV, the world’s first website for international Indigenous media art. In 2018 Isuma helped produce the first Haida-language feature film, Edge of the Knife. Isuma’s latest feature One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk represents Canada at the Biennale Arte 2019.

    uploaded date: 27-02-2019

  • ᓄᓇᖃᕐᑳᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᔨᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂ

    Digital Indigenous Democracy (DID)

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    An experimental internet network created in 2012 to inform and consult Inuit in low-bandwidth communities facing development from the Baffinland Iron Mine and other resource projects, to help define standards of ‘inform and consult’ now required by Canadian and international law. In 2014, Isuma produced a non-fiction feature, My Father’s Land, about what took place during the Baffinland intervention. Audio and video interactive new media allow oral spoken Inuktitut to be the main language used to inform and consult Inuit and bring global transparency to the regulatory process.
     

    uploaded date: 27-02-2019

  • ᐃᓱᒪ ᑎᕖ: 7,850 ᑕᕆᔭᒐᒃᓴᓖᑦ, 71ᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖅᑕᖃᖅᖢᓂ

    IsumaTV: 7,850 videos in 71 languages

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    channel: Isuma Online: Igloolik Venice 1985–2019

    Isuma Online features the complete archive of Igloolik’s Inuktitut video production since 1985 with more than 7000 international Indigenous films and videos in over 70 languages. IsumaTV’s network of local servers in remote Inuit communities makes IsumaTV available in regions where high-cost and low-bandwidth prevent fair access to internet media. Isuma Online also offers a free exhibition catalogue with critical essays, scripts, background information, behind-the-scenes photographs and links to all films.
     

    uploaded date: 27-02-2019