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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


mnemonic memory

Mnemonic Memory
The city of Chicago is filled with and famous for its numerous public sculptures. Many of theses sculptures are categorized as monuments to persons significant to U.S, Illinois and Chicago history. However, within the public art and public consciousness there is very little representation of the Indigenous history.

York University Photos

York University Photos

Warm Up The Ice Cream

Still taken by Sylvia Foidl Indians & Dogs Multui media theatre play.   actors Jimy Sidlar and Donald Morin1991, International Pitt Gallery


WARM UP THE ICE CREAM: An One Act Play By D. Morin

Northern Scene Festival 2013

Artcirq show at the Northern Scene Festival in Ottawa performed on April 30, 2013 in front of a full house including the Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut and her guests.

Integral performance from beginning to intermission only.


Our Baffinland Atlas


The Arctic is warming double the global average, decreasing sea ice, making it easier to access and extract mineral and oil resources from the region, and this cumulative climatic and economic change has significant human and environmental health implications for Inuit and their communities. In Nunavut, the proposed Baffinland Iron Mine, at the site of Mary River, is one of the largest industrial developments ever conceived for the Arctic, and will involve year-round shipping of ore across sensitive permafrost, marine ecosystems and regions of cultural significance that have and continue to be used by Inuit. The Our Baffinland project explores Inuit knowledge regarding mining, and shows a walrus and caribou hunting expedition and associated interviews with elders across this landscape. This digital media presentation highlights the complexities of "Arctic Development".


A production of: Kingulliit Productions Inc.

Executive Producers: Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk

Producers: Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit, and Ian Mauro.

Project Managers: Gabriela Gámez, Gillian Robinson and Ian Mauro

Creative Directors: Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

Technology Director and Programmer: John Hodgins

Designer and Animator: Marc Labelle

Video and Photography: David Poisey, Jon Frantz, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

Sound: Tobias Haynes

Editors: Ian Mauro, Jon Frantz, Craig Norris and Carol Kunnuk

Translators: Carol Kunnuk and Sarah Arnatsiaq

Research: Ian Mauro


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