Research into traditional and contemporary Inuit styles of narration
productions are the expression of
research into traditional and contemporary Inuit styles of narration.
An underlying context for the stories told in our video works is the
formal innovations associated with the Inuit of Igloolik
appropriating videographic tools.
use of the docu-drama genre permits us to take on our own themes by
giving voice to several generations of Inuit:
Elders, who still know the secular traditions of the region around
adults, who have lived in the world of traditional culture, but also
in that of "Qabluna", or white men, and are versatile
within both worlds;
finally, the young people, who have entered into contact with the
Western world which exhorts them to learn, first of all, the tools
and skills of that culture before those of their grand parents.
interviews and scripted portions offer different approaches for
exploring our chosen subjects.
originality of Arnait Video Productions’ works is due very much to
the efforts undertaken to create a production process that is in
harmony with the lives of the women involved in each project. Our
production values reflect the cultural values of the participants:
respect for community events, for Elders, for hunting and fishing
seasons, for certain traditions belonging to particular families,
among others. We work as a team to write the scenes of each script,
to make the costumes and accessories, and to shape the interaction
and performances of the actors.