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  • 10m 38s

    From Cherry English (imagineNATIVE)

    uploaded by: imagineNATIVE Film Festival Curated Collection

    channel: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    From Cherry English is a surrealist Mi'gMac allegory about the loss of language and identity to the anonymity of urban wasteland. Traylor, a Mi'gMac man being pulled between two worlds meets a non-native woman who sends him on a hallucinogenic journey of masochism, and self discovery. The film explores the relationship that Traylor has with his language, culture, and past.

    uploaded date: 15-05-2007

  • 45m 11s

    Issaittuq (Waterproof)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    This second Isuma-Artcirq co-production by Igloolik youth is a story about a young Inuk who lost his love. Using alcohol to put reality and the past behind, the past keeps hunting him. When he loses control and beats up a man on the street he is sentenced to two months in an outpost camp, where a hunter is waiting for him.

    Filmmaker: Bruce Haulli-Kenneth Rasmussen

    uploaded date: 10-02-2007

  • 58m 16s

    Nunaqpa (Going Inland) 1991

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    Second Isuma recreated fiction, 1991. Summer in the 1930's. For Igloolik Inuit, it is the time of Nunaqpa, 'going inland,' the long walk in search of summer-fat caribou to catch enough meat for the hard winter ahead. Two families leave for the hunt, while the old couple waits by the shore for their return...

    uploaded date: 29-10-2006

  • 49m 24s

    Inuit Piqutingit (What Belongs to Inuit)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Inuit Culture Education

    A group of Nunavut elders travel to five museums in North America to see and identify artifacts, tools and clothing collected from their Inuit ancestors. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Bernadette Dean.

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Bernadette Dean

    Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca; saniruaq [at] qiniq [dot] com;

    uploaded date: 10-05-2006

  • 8m 48s


    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    This short film highlights the importance, in a small Arctic community, of simply saying "hello" to those we meet on the streets. This could change or even save a life.

    Production year: 2007
    Format: HDV

    Filmmaker: Bruce Haulli
    Producer: Guillaume Saladin & Bruce Haulli (Artcirq)

    uploaded date: 21-02-2006

  • 47m 5s

    Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk) follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer.Only two generations ago Inuit lived in small, nomadic hunting camps scattered across the vast Arctic landscape.

    uploaded date: 12-10-2005

  • 48m 2s

    Kunuk Family Reunion

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    In June 2003, Cannes prize-winner Zacharias Kunuk's family gathered at their traditional home camp site of Siuraajuk, to share stories and honor the ancestors who came before them: a wedding; a burial; messages from the past.

    DIRECTOR: Zacharias Kunuk

    uploaded date: 17-10-2004

  • 48m 3s

    Angakkuiit (Shaman Stories)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.

    DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

    uploaded date: 30-12-2003

  • Our Story

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    channel: DIAMA 2008-2009

    Among the many collections from all across Canada that are part of the Inuit and Aboriginal media archive, the following organizations are some of the providers of the irreplaceable digitized content:

    uploaded date: 02-09-2001

  • 50m 37s


    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Working and training together over the course of two summers, a group of students from Montreal's National Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloolik produce a unique circus performance which marries Inuit traditions with classic elements of the Big Top. Written, produced and performed by Isuma's Inuusiq Youth Group.

    uploaded date: 14-01-2001

  • 28m 51s


    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    Ningiura is an experimental fiction based on authentic oral histories, traditional knowledge and contemporary reality of Igloolik today.

    Filmmaker: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    Filmmaker Contact:


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    Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions

    uploaded date: 21-10-2000

  • 4m 42s

    Aqtuqsi (My Nightmare)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    An aqtuqsi is a dream from which one must wake up, a paralyzing nightmare. "I decided to put my aqtuqsi in video. It's so interesting because it is not a nightmare or a regular dream: an aqtuqsi is something that can paralyse you when you're sleeping."

    Filmmaker: Mary Kunuk

    Filmmaker Contact:


    uploaded date: 21-10-1996

  • 4m 54s

    Unikausiq (Stories)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    In this computer animated work, Mary Kunuk explores stories recalled from her own childhood. As she said, "Recording them on video is my way of keeping them alive." Stories told by Madeline Ivalu.

    Filmmaker: Mary Kunuk

    Filmmaker Contact:


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    uploaded date: 20-10-1996

  • 28m 52s

    Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 1: Qimuksik (Dog Team)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

    Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring.

    Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                scroll for more info...

    Content summary:

    • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
    • Dad being a role model
    • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
    • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
    • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

    Filmmaker Contact:;

    Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

    Year of Production: 1995

    Distributor Information: Vtape

    Country: Canada

    Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

    uploaded date: 31-12-1995