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

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

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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

 

Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 2)

Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 2)

Pingajugijat Kinguvaarijat: The Third Generation

Part 2 of the Kingulliit documentary, by Zacharias Kunuk and Paul Aarulaaq Quassa.

In the 1980’s and 90’s, as aging elders and Third Generation children become modern adults, southern radio and television introduced in 1982 increase the impact of foreign language and culture, and quickly alter the community dynamics of the settlement. Traditional respect for leadership by elders is undermined as Third Generation adults are prematurely empowered by new skills: the ability to speak, read and write English; to negotiate with white bosses and bureaucracies; to get jobs using new technology like trucks, heavy equipment, cash registers, typewriters, fax machines and computers.
 

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes

 

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