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Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure of the new leadership class. Nipi listens to Inuit leaders and elders, in their own voices, talking about leadership in the old way of life, and in the new.
Nipi is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.
DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk
PRODUCER(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
WRITER(S): Zacharias Kunuk
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Norman Cohn
EDITOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Channel 24 Igloolik
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1999
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