Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

The Making of Before Tomorrow

This film documents the teamwork behind the feature "Before Tomorrow" produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions with Arnait Video Collective. Portraits of the art director and the co-directors of the film. Inuktitut and English sub-titles.

The Making of The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Funny, fascinating, behind the scenes view by Greenland filmmaker Kenneth Rasmussen.

From the stone to digital age in a human lifetime

Zach said to me this spring that "In my lifetime, I've gone from the stone age to the digital age". This is the video to prove it. See our crew in action as we coordinate our project between Winnipeg, a campsite miles outside of Igloolik, and Saudi Arabia using satellite and internet technology. Arguably this is the first indigenous broadcast from "the land" ever done.

Inuit Piqutingit (What Belongs to Inuit)

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; www.isuma.ca

The Inuit Style of Filmmaking Lesson

Students will research the Inuit style of filmmaking and list key points involved in the process by reading selections written by the three founding members of Igloolik Isuma Productions, the makers of the films Atanarjuat – The Fast Runner and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen.

The Traditional Foods of the Inuit Lesson

Students will learn about country foods, or the traditional foods of the Inuit, and how these foods are acquired from the land and sea. Students will also compare the cost of maintaining a traditional diet with the cost of maintaining a diet consisting of food from the south. Finally, students will prepare and enjoy a traditional Inuit bread, bannock.

Inuktitut the Language of the Inuit of Nunavut Lesson

In Part 1 of the lesson, to be completed in the classroom, students will be introduced to the language of Inuktitut and will practice pronouncing and writing selected words using Inuktitut syllabics. Then, using the Internet, small groups of students will create an Inuktitut/ English ABC book, complete with illustrations.

My Community vs. Nunavut Lesson

Students will differentiate between weather and climate. For 1 month, they will collect and graph daily temperature and precipitation data at school and use the Internet to collect the same data for a community in Nunavut. Students will then discuss how the long-term daily weather averages begin to describe each climate.

Content Areas: Social Studies, Science, Technology

My First Polar Bear Lesson (Nanugiurutiga)

Prior to watching Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear), students will review the significance of hunting in the Inuit culture. Students will also complete a KWL Chart about polar bears, filling in teacher provided facts about this Arctic animal. Students will discuss the two threats to the survival of the polar bear: hunting and global warming.

Dog Team Lesson (Qimuksik)

Prior to watching Qimuksik (Dog Team), students will complete a KWL Chart and will learn general information about Nunavut and the Inuit. Following the film, students will revisit their chart, adding any information they learned during the lesson. Students will then reflect on the film and illustrate a scene that they recall, complete with a brief description.

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