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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

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In April 1961, John Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk opens at the Canadian Pavillion of the Biennale de Venezia 2019, as a 4K digital video installation, 112 minutes, Inuktitut-English 2019


A production of Isuma Distribution International and NITV (Nunavut Independent Television Network)

Running Time: 113 minutes

Apayata Kotierk             as    Noah Piugattuk
Kim Bodnia                            Isumataq (Boss)
Benjamin Kunuk                    Evaluarjuk (Ningiuq)


Zacharias Kunuk                 Writer / Producer/ Director
Norman Cohn                      Writer / Director of Photography / Editor
Jonathan Frantz                   Producer / Co-director of Photography / Co-Editor
Lucy Tulugarjuk                    First Assistant Director
Susan Avingaq                     Production Designer
Carol Kunnuk                       Production Supervisor
Samuel Cohn-Cousineau     Production Manager
Michelline Ammaq               Costume Designer

Mark Taqqaugaq           as    Amaaq
Gamaili Ulayuk                     Kunuk
Neeve Uttak                         Tatigat
Jacky Qrunnut                      Mallik
Tessa Kunuk                        Nattuk
Jenelle Attagutaluk              Akpallapik
Gouchrard Uttak                  Japaty
Todd King Ammaq               Qattalik
Patrick John Attagutaluk     Samueli
Joseph Uttak                       Qulittalik
Bailey Ammaq                     Qatturainnuk
Travis Kunnuk                     Kipsigak
Roger Robert Attagutaluk   Taqaugaq
Louisa Kipisgaq                   Iqaqsaq

Normand McKay                   Technical Advisor
Thomas Leblanc Murray       Assistant Camera
Levy Uttak
Tobias Haynes                      Mixer / Sound Recordist
Pablo Villegas Hernandez    Boom Operator
Laben Kunuk Construction   Coordinator
Lloyd Idlout                           Carpenters
Jerry Iyyeraq
Judah Palluq                         Construction Labour
Glenn Iyyiraq
Lionel Evaloarjuk
Jimmy Makkik
Tony Kunnuk
Lou Paula Kunuk
Boyce Ulayuk
Samueli Ammaq                    Set Decorators
Madeline Ivalu
Joshua Ivalu                          Property Masters
Harry Ittusardjuaq
Gamaili Ulayuk
Jerry Fox
Bindery Rasmussen
Ramona Ramsay
Lee Aqqiaruq
Tony Kunuk                              Key Grip
Joseph Akittirq
Ike Ungalaaq
Julius Kunnuk
Saavo Idlout
Peter Arnatsiaq
Anne Arnatsiaq                         Drivers
Leeroy Tongak
Wayne Ungalaq
Lionel Evaluarjuk
Jayson Kunuk
Joseph Uttak
Joshua Ivalu
Levy Uttak
Lou Paula Kunuk
Andrew Uyarasuk
Peter Arnatsiaq
Mark Taqqaugaq
Ike Ungalaaq
Lee Aqqiaruq
James Qulaut
Silas Qulaut                               Craft Services
Damon Klengenberg
Johnny Attagutalukutuk
Joshua Alotuk                            Design Assistants
Leslena Avlaqiaq
Andy Attagutaluk                       Dog Team Wranglers
Terry Uyarak
Ike Ungalaaq
Laben Kunuk
Joshua Ivalu
Julius Kunuk
Deborah-Susie Quanaq             Assistant Costume Designers
Therese Uttak
Susan Avingaq
Pepily Akittirq                             Seamstresses
Marie Airut
Rita-Sula Qumangat
Josephine Kublu
Rosie Ulayuk
Wendy Immaroitok
Catherine Alaralak
Martha Arnatsiaq
Shaneil Qammaniq
Carol Kunnuk
Susan Avingaq                            Script Supervisors
Madeline Ivalu
Nina Mary Kipsigaq
Carol Kunnuk
Gabriela Gamez                          Supervising Coordinator
Maia Iotzova                                Editing Assistant
Lucy Tulugarjuk                           Subtitles
Michelline Ammaq                       Production Secretary
Aaron Kunuk







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