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Zacharias Kunuk tackles the subject of the High Arctic Relocation from an Inuit point of view in the documentary Exile. In 1953, Inuit families were forcibly relocated to the uninhabited and inhospitable high arctic, 1500 kilometres north of their traditional homeland of Nunavik, in northern Québec. The goal of the move was to extend Canadian claims of sovereignty to Ellesmere Island. Leer más
Zacharias Kunuk tackles the subject of the High Arctic Relocation from an Inuit point of view in the documentary Exile. In 1953, Inuit families were forcibly relocated to the uninhabited and inhospitable high arctic, 1500 kilometres north of their traditional homeland of Nunavik, in northern Québec. The goal of the move was to extend Canadian claims of sovereignty to Ellesmere Island. As a result, Inuit people were forced to endure the pain of families torn apart and many years of hardship. With devastating first-person accounts of survival, the trail of broken promises and shameful practices of the government and the RCMP, this powerful documentary captures the long-standing effects of these events from the perspectives of the people who were forced to endure them. Press Kit: requires PDF reader  
    DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk

PRODUCER(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit

WRITER(S): Zacharias Kunuk

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: David Poisey

EDITOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Norman Cohn

SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:
History Television
ImagineNative Film Festival

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2009
DURATION: 48 minutes
GENRE: Documentary
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Igloolik Isuma Productions
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut with English s-t

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