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    Zacharias Kunuk (b. 1957, Kapuivik near Igloolik) won the Camera d’or at Cannes 2001 for Isuma’s first feature, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner.

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Zacharias Kunuk tackles the subject of the High Arctic Relocation from an Inuit point of view in the documentary Exile. In 1953, Inuit families were forcibly relocated to the uninhabited and inhospitable high arctic, 1500 kilometres north of their traditional homeland of Nunavik, in northern Québec. The goal of the move was to extend Canadian claims of sovereignty to Ellesmere Island. As a result, Inuit people were forced to endure the pain of families torn apart and many years of hardship. With devastating first-person accounts of survival, the trail of broken promises and shameful practices of the government and the RCMP, this powerful documentary captures the long-standing effects of these events from the perspectives of the people who were forced to endure them. Press Kit: requires PDF reader  
    DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk

PRODUCER(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit

WRITER(S): Zacharias Kunuk


EDITOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn


History Television
ImagineNative Film Festival

DURATION: 48 minutes
GENRE: Documentary
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Igloolik Isuma Productions
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut with English s-t

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Grise Fiord, Inukjuaq, relocation, Resolute, Truth and Reconciliation, Zacharias Kunuk



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    Inuit Cree Reconciliation

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    Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec.

    Produced by Kingulliit Productions.

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    Year:  2013

    Genre:  Documentary

    Length: 45 minutes

    Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)

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