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.
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.
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
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.
Artcirq is an Inuit artistic collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut.
Founded in 1998 to combat youth suicide with artistic opportunity, Artcirq has evolved into a community-based circus and multimedia organization, allowing northern and southern artists to bridge and meet in a meaningful and creative way.