History

Ningiuq

In 2009, Rachel Uyarasuk, elder of the Inuit community of Igloolik (Nunavut), evokes the ancestors whose name she received at birth. She explains how this transmission ensured their return among the world of the living.

A film by Christin Merlhiot

France, 2014, 11 minutes, animation

Inuktitut with English & French subtitles

Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)

Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)

Unikkaat Sivunittinnit: Messages from the Past

In 1992, Igloolik Isuma Productions produced a documentary film about traditional Inuit ajaja songs.

Produced by Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk when they were just starting their independent film company, Kunuk searched to better understand ajaja songs: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation.

Each elder remembers their own family’s ajaja songs and explains how they were created by poets taking their words from their life experiences. The process also allowed Kunuk to collect traditional music  to publish a full album on CD and to use many of these tradition ajaja songs in his films over the next twenty years.

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes
   
Directors: Zacharias Kunuk
Camera: Norman Cohn
Editor: Carol Kunnuk

 

Listen free to a selection of these songs here

Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact VTape

 

Inuit Cree Reconciliation

Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec.

Produced by Kingulliit Productions.

Screening Information:

Year:  2013

Genre:  Documentary

Length: 45 minutes

Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)

Wanorazi Yumneze (Awakening Spirit)

Documentary film about how people, wildlife and the environment are impacted by industrial developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan. More importantly, this film is about communicating the voices and concerns of Indigenous people, who are often left out of decision-making processes, yet are among those most impacted.

Directed by Troy Stozed

ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. NIRB Formal Intervention Part 2 of 3, 4:32

ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. Part 2, 4:32 June 4, 2012, Inuktitut, see also Part 1, see also Part 3, My Father's Land, Formal Intervention to NIRB Final Public Hearing, Mary River Project, (Oral Inuktitut) July 2012; Dr. Zacharias Kunuk film maker, hunter, grandfather talks about growing up and his introduction to films and film making and his Inuk Point of View on mining and development in his father's land.

 

A Changing World

On Baffin Island, two mountains of ore will be cut down at Mary River. Some residents of Igloolik react to this development : they worry that this industrial development will destroy their environment and the marine mammals as well as their culture and hunting life style.

Uma História dos Krenak (A History of the Krenak) Trailer

HELP WANTED! This group seeks help to to protect its land, language and culture. Contact: <krenak31 [at] hotmail [dot] com>

Takuginai - S1 Ep 4 - Summer time fun!

Summer time fun!
-ENGLISH

IBC - 1995

My Father's Land

My Father's Land by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn. 163 mins. Inuktitut and English, (c) Kingulliit Productions 2014. PRIVATE viewing only.

Mixing scenes from 1994, 2002 and 2012, My Father's Land looks at the meanings between Inuit history and mining in North Baffin Island; how media can be used to inform and consult Inuit as Nunavut Impact Review Board holds Final Public Hearings on Baffinland's Mary River proposal to build the world's largest iron mine on Inuit land between Igloolik and Pond Inlet. see also www.isuma.tv/DID/HumanRights and www.isuma.tv/DID/MyFathersLand.

The 7 Fires Prophecy told by Grandfather Commanda

The 7 Fires Prophecy told by Grandfather William Commanda, with Louise and Jacob Wawatie holding the wampum belt,

The Anishnabe history of Turtle Island,

Filmed in 2008 at A Circle of All Nations, A Culture of Peace.

Footage from the beginning of the IronWood Log Project.

Songs by Wayquay, Tribal Grind, with her kind permission.

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