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19 November 2009


Filmmaker: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.isuma.tv/arnait or www.isuma.ca

Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions

Year of Production: 1996

Distributor Information:

Arnait Video Productions, 5764 ave Monkland, Montreal QC, H4A 1E9 Canada, tel +1.514.486.0707 fax +1.514.486.9851 info [at] arnaitvideo [dot] ca

Country: Canada

Region: Canadian Arctic

SELECTED SCREENINGS: The Northern Lights International Film Festival (Alaska, 1996), Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges (Montréal, 1997), Qaggiq: Bi-annual Inuit art Fair and Symposium (Ottawa, 1996)

SYNOPSIS: An experimental documentary about the relationships between director Marie-Hélène Cousineau and the women of Arnait Video Productions. The film is a self-portrait and an exploration of the distances travelled in life across land and time, through cultures and with personal growth and courage.

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37m 5s


anthropology; dreams; manniq (eggs), ift_community_Igloolik





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