Marie-Hélène Cousineau

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau has worked with the Arnait Video collective in Igloolik since 1991.See more

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  • People Can Stand Up
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    People Can Stand Up

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    chaîne: Show me on the map: discussions on mining on Aboriginal lands

    Synopsis:The Inuit organizations of Nunavut have recently opened the way to uranium mining. Some Nunavut residents want to voice their concerns and created a grassroots organization to ask for a public inquiry; should Nunavut open the way to nuclear energy or not?

    Filmmaker:Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Carol Kunnuk

    Contact:mhcousineau [at] arnaitvideo [dot] ca

    27-07-2010

    4828 views

    Iqaluit

    Anglais

  • Anaana (Mother / Mère)
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    Anaana (Mother / Mère)

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    chaîne: Arnait Video Productions

    YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
    DURATION: 52 min.
    GENRE: documentary
    FORMAT: video, colour
    LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Fr-Eng st
    DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
    PRODUCERS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
    SOUND: Katarina Soukup , Luke Taqqaugaq
    CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
    SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
    EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
    FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada
    SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Land Insight Film Festival (Montréal, 2003), Maori television (New-Zealand, 2005), Native American film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

    SYNOPSIS:

    Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life.

    With her husband Enuki, she raised eight children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island.

    The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the stories of Vivi Kunuk.

    16-02-2015

    3374 views

    Baffin Island, NU, Canada

    French Français

  • Attagutaaluk (Starvation)
    00:23

    Attagutaaluk (Starvation)

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    chaîne: Arnait Video Productions

    YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
    DURATION: 23 min
    GENRE: Documentary
    FORMAT: Video (colour)
    LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
    DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
    PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
    CAMERA: Martha Maktar

    13-02-2015

    3174 views

    Igloolik, NU, Canada

    Inuktitut

  • UVANGA Trailer
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    UVANGA Trailer

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    chaîne: Arnait Video Productions

    A Montréal woman and her 14-year-old son travel to the High Arctic so he can meet his late father’s Inuit family for the first time.

    An Arnait Video Productions & Kunuk Cohn Productions Productions

    07-10-2013

    6712 views

    Anglais

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  • Alianait Arts Festival 2008

    Alianait Arts Festival 2008

    par: Stéphane Rituit

    Music and Arts festival from Iqaluit, Nunavut

    Created in 2005, Alianait! Arts Festival is one of the biggest cultural events in Nunavut celebrating and connecting cultures through music and arts.

    29-06-2008

    6717 views

    Anglais

  • ARNAIT NIPINGIT : WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    ARNAIT NIPINGIT : WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    Collecting, Connecting and Creating Women’s Voices in Nunavut

    September 13-17, 2010 Iqaluit, Nunavut

    Welcome to the blog we created during the Symposium! We want to keep you  updated on what happened in Iqaluit during this exciting meeting. You will find here photos, videos and texts, in Inuktitut and English from the Symposium participants.

    Now is the time for you to comment, post your opinions and participate in keeping the dialogue going. Together we can make this and on-going discussion and keep the energy flowing.

    Arnait Media Productions is sponsoring this blog thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

    03-09-2010

    15298 views

    Inuktitut

  • Arnait Video Productions

    Arnait Video Productions

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    Inuit women's video collective, Igloolik

    Tungasugiti! Welcome!

    Before Tomorror - Ninioq and Maniq

    The women of Arnait have found that building connections to our traditions and, thereby, with the lives of our ancestors, gives shape and vitality to the lives we are leading and to the whole of the world we are sharing. Our inspiration is rooted in the past and blossoms in the present – to shine as an example for those around us. We invite you to discover the things we believe in and partake in the world view that sustains us.

    Find out more about Arnait and our work.

    Visit Our New Website www.arnaitvideo.ca

     

    Uvanga will play in Mexico

    UVANGA will be at the Festival Internacional de CIne de Guadalajara, Mexico in the Quebec, Guest of Honor selection. The festival takes place from March 21 until 30. The film will be in good company with about 15 other features from Quebec and a number of documentaries. 

    Uvanga premiers in Montréal and Toronto

    Uvanga is competing in the prestigious FOCUS section of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma which features Quebecois and Canadian films that reflect the richness of emerging new cinema.

    The film will later screen in Toronto at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Closing Night Gala October 20th.

     

    Uvanga wins Best Feature at the Yellowknife International Film Festival

    Uvanga opened the 7th annual Yellownkife International Film Festival on October 1st with a screening at the Northern Arts and Culture Cenre.

    Uvanga was honered with the Best Feature award at the festival's first ever award ceremony held October 6th!

     

     

     

    Uvanga screening in home town Igloolik

    Uvanga screened on September 21th to an exited home town crowd in Igloolik! Much fun was had and reviews were positive!

    Next stop: Cinéfest Sudbury Intetnational Film Festival

     

     

     

    Production begins in Igloolik on Arnait's second feature

    Principal photography began July 9, 2012 on Uvanga. The film is co-directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu and will be shot entirely on location in Igloolik, Nunavut over the next 25 days.

    The film stars Montreal-based actress Marianne Farley and newcomer Lukasi Forrest.

     

    Before Tomorrow wins Best Canadian First Festure at TIFF 2008

    Before Tomorrow premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 7th. Other fall screenings include: Reykjavik International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, imagineNATIVE festival, Pusan International Film Festival and the 33rd Annual American Indian Film Festival.

    And in October Arnait Video members will give a workshop at Trent University in Peterborough, connecting with Aboriginal women of Southern Ontario.

     

    Arnait premiers Before Tomorrow in Igloolik and Puvirnituq

     Igloolik premier

    Before Tomorrow premiered in Igloolik on February 23rd in 2008 and in Puvirnituq and Kujjuuaq on May 6-7-8. Members of the Arnait Video collective (Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu, Carol Kunnuk et Marie-Hélène Cousineau) presented the film in front of attentive audiences. Props and select costumes from the film were also on display. As with previous films produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions, the film's first audience was the community involved in making the film.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    15-10-2007

    36682 views

    Inuktitut

  • Igloolik Bands and Rockin Walrus Arts Festival

    Igloolik Bands and Rockin Walrus Arts Festival

    par: Carol Kunnuk

    There are a lot of music artists in Igloolik Nunavut , the Inuit language is still much alive through music.

    Keep an eye on the new music videos from Igloolik Isuma.

    All this music was made and organized from bands and Isuma filmmakers.

    We all worked as a team 

    because we love music.

    17-03-2010

    8422 views

  • Inuit midwives

    Inuit midwives

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    This channel is dedicated to the wonderful work of Inuit midwives.

    Interviews with traditionnal midwives from Igloolik done in 1991, rescued from 8mm video recording (so sorry for the technical quality) are here in their original Inuktitut version.

    Seperarete English transcripts are also available on this channel for each of the interviews.

     

     

     

    13-12-2012

    2675 views

  • Les étudiants Inuit de Marie-Victorin

    Les étudiants Inuit de Marie-Victorin

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    Bonjour, nous sommes des Inuit et on habite tous au Nunavik (nord du Québec). Nous sommes ici au Cégep Marie-Victorin et c'est notre 2e trimeste. On a tous des intérêts différents. Dans ce blog, vous allez trouver des photos, des vidéos et des textes à propos de notre vie à Montréal. Écrivez-nous des commentaires.

    31-01-2011

    3978 views

  • Making connections

    Making connections

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

     This site is part of an ongoing effort to create links between Inuit media artists in Nunavut and indigenous media groups in Mexico.  It is also a reflection about cultural connections more generally. In what ways do cultural exchanges bring about new and innovative creative conversations?  What do people learn from them?

     
     An Igloolik-Oaxaca artistic exchange
     
    Our project began as a set of email conversations between people from Arnait Video Productions, an Inuit women’s video collective from Igloolik, Nunavut, and Ojo de Agua, a video activist group in Oaxaca, southwest Mexico.  A 12 day tour (in February-March, 2009) was planned to visit different Oaxacan communities.  Joining the original Arnait crew of video-artists (Madeleine Ivalu, Susan Avingaq, Marie-Helene Cousineau and Carol Kunnuk) were Marie-Helen’s 8 years-old son Alexandre Apak Cousineau, actor Lucy Tulugaarjuk, anthropologist Nancy Wachowich and her 4 year-old son Hector Lorimer.  In Mexico City, the Inuit youth circus, Arctcirq, having just recently completed a performance stint in Veracruz, also joined the tour.  Thus, Arctcirq performers Guillaume Saladin, Toby Otak, Salomon Ujurasuk, Jackie Qurnut and Guillaume’s mother, Sylvie Pharand became part of the group. 
     
    We all spent three days in Mexico City exploring different sites.  Wow, that city is huge!  Artcirq performed one night with a Mexican circus troupe.  We then travelled to Oaxaca, from where, with Guillermo Monteforte and Clara, members of Ojo de Agua we set off for three villages: Capulalpam de Mendez, Taleo de Castro (both mainly Zapotec) and Tlahuitoltepec (Mixe).  Other artists and activists hitched rides with us and joined us in activities along the way. For awile we travelled with a group of Argentinian mining activists and healers.  Later on it was a group of Oaxacan circus performers.  In each place, a combination of workshops, seminars, cultural performances and screenings were held so that people could meet and get to know each other in different types of spaces.  Our hopes were that people could compare cultural experiences, find out who is working on similar things, be aware of who is on the same frequency.
     
     What will come from extending these networks between north and south?  We don’t really know.   But this has been an effort to set up a network, a conversation that spans periods of time and that bypasses national boundaries. Our hopes is that it will generate more meetings, forums, exchanges between people around the world, comparing challenges that they face, where they draw strength.   
     
     What follows are a series of descriptions.  We would love to hear your views!!!  Please post comments as they come to you. 
     
    We would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Arts Council for this project.
     

    09-07-2010

    4259 views

  • NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    par: Zacharias Kunuk

    NITV

    Check out NITV QUEBEC

    Nunavut Independent Television Network (formerly called Tarriaksuk Video Centre), based in Igloolik, Nunavut, is Canada's first artist-run media centre located in a remote Inuit community. Founded in 1991, NITV's mandate is to encourage and support the creation of artistic, community-based media productions that serve the objectives of self-representation and cultural/linguistic preservation by adapting Inuit oral traditions to modern media technologies. Specifically, NITV aims to expand local access television in Igloolik and link other Nunavut communities through NITV on IsumaTV 3.0, by developing the use of Internet-TV (IPTV) to increase the production and distribution of Inuktitut-language and other Aboriginal programming. NITV is one of the founding members of IsumaTV [www.isuma.tv], a collective multimedia internet platform for Inuit and Aboriginal media worldwide. NITV also is one of the founding partners in Digital Indigenous Democracy, an effort to bring global partners into a working collaboration through 3.0 internet and socio-political networking. As a "Northern Internet Distributor" NITV on IsumaTV is recognized as an "eligible broadcaster" by the Canada Media Fund to trigger CMF financing from the Aboriginal Fund Envelope. More information at info@isuma.tv.

    12-12-2007

    39698 views

    Inuktitut

  • Paul Apak Expedition Videos

    Paul Apak Expedition Videos

    par: Norman Cohn

    Paul Apak Angilirq (1954-1998) was vice-president and co-founder of Isuma

    This channel presents Paul Apak's two Expedition Films, Qidtlarssuaq by dogteam from Igloolik to Qanaaq, Greenland; and Umiaq by walrus skin boat from Siberia to Alaska across the Bering Strait. Paul Apak Angilirq (1954-1998) was vice-president and co-founder of Igloolik Isuma Productions in 1990.

    04-09-2008

    6344 views

    Inuktitut

  • Show me on the map: discussions on mining on Aboriginal lands

    Show me on the map: discussions on mining on Aboriginal lands

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    Show me on the map is a project produced by Arnait VIdeo Productions.

    Mining has already started to change the look of the towns of Nunavut in inordinate ways largely uncontrolled by the residents of the towns. Some people support and others are strongly opposed to mineral exploitation. Mining creates jobs but takes its toll on traditional visions of and relations to the land. Still, the debate is not really on and public, with few outlets for expressing everybody’s concern and point of view.

    We are using video as a tool for investigating our subjects, some of which are: the impact of industrialization and mining on local mythology and legends, how people make choices for their future, the coexistence of tradition and economical development, the power of communities in negociating with mining companies. This work will be shared through the internet, as a video installation and as a film. We hope you will participate in the debate.

    We would like to acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts to make this project possible.

    26-05-2009

    13378 views

    Inuktitut

  • SOL

    SOL

    par: Stéphane Rituit

    SOL - a new documentary by Arnait Video Productions.

    - more information coming soon -

    18-02-2012

    1576 views

  • The Uluit, Champions of the North

    The Uluit, Champions of the North

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    The Uluit, Champions of the North is the channel dedicated to the television series about this incredible women hockey team from Inukjuak, Nunavik.

    You will find the official trailer of the series, information about broadcasting, comments and others.

    Offical website: www.theuluit.com

     

    29-12-2010

    3033 views

  • Travel to Kalaallit Nunaat, (Nuuk)

    Travel to Kalaallit Nunaat, (Nuuk)

    par: Marie-Hélène Co...

    What you will find here are excerpts of the travels of Arnait Media Productions to Nuuk: meetings, encounters. discoveries.

    This exchange with media producers , filmakers and artists of Greenland was possible with  a grant from Canada Council for the Arts through the Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange.

     

     

    12-09-2013

    3911 views

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  • IBC

    IBC

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    Winning television programming by Inuit

    The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation provides a window to the Arctic by producing award-winning television programming by Inuit, for Inuit. Created in the late 1970's, IBC is, indeed, Nunavut’s public producer. IBC does not produce the regular fare of TV sitcoms and talk shows.

    15-01-2009

    37482 views

    Inuktitut

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