Meet the cast The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Inuit of Canada

Aua: Pakak Innukshuk is a well know carver and actor based in Igloolik. He was a founding member of Pond Inlet's Toonooniq Theatre Group which performed local theatre pieces in Ottawa, Vancouver and Greenland in the 1980's. An experienced actor, Innukshuk played a major role in Isuma's last feature film, "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner".
Apak: Leah Angutimarik hails from Igloolik and was involved in the Artcirq Project, a Canada Council for the Arts supported project in which Inuit youth trained in the circus arts. She was also involved in another project which trained youth in different aspects of art, dance, and video. This is her first acting role in a film.
Orulu: Neeve Uttak has experience in TV as a host and producer. She hosted and produced videos for Igloolik's local television channel. She also played a small but crucial role in Isuma's film "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner".
Umiq: Samuelie Ammaq is a hunter and outfitter/guide. He has previously acted in "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner". He lived with his wife and children in an outpost camp for 15 years before moving to the settlement of Igloolik.
Qillaq: Eugene Ipkarnak is a hunter and gatherer. He played a major role in "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner". This is his second experience in a movie.
Evaluarjuk: Abraham Ulayuruluk is a hunter, carver, master storyteller, and singer. He played the evil shaman in "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner". This is his second role in a film.
Nuqallaq: Natar Ungalaaq is an internationally known carver and actor. In addition to being the star of "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner", has had numerous roles in major films including "Kabloonak", "Glory and Honor" and "Frostfire". Ungalaaq is also experienced in TV as a producer and director. He is now coordinating a project providing youth training in film, television, and new media.
Natar: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq is a well know hunter and actor. He starred in "Atanarjuat The Fast Runner" as the jealous and angry Oki. He also had a role in John Houston's recent film "Diet of Souls".

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