Kiviaq versus Canada

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by Norman Cohn

18 October 2006

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Kiviaq's extraordinary life story bears testimony to the treatment indigenous people of the Canadian Arctic have endured for generations due to the government's inhumane colonial policies. Now dying of cancer, the life-long fighter is embroiled in the last and most important fight of his life, as he sues the Canadian government to secure for Inuit people something they deserve and have never had - the same official status as all the other aboriginal peoples of Canada.

As his friendship with Kiviaq develops, director Zacharias Kunuk learns new ways to take a stand for his own rights as an Inuk.

An important political documentary about indigenous human rights, Kiviaq versus Canada focuses on Canada’s colonialist policies in the Arctic over the last 100 years, Canadian law, and the current status of Inuit in Canadian society.

Production Information

DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk

PRODUCER(S): Katarina Soukup, Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc., Kunuk Cohn Productions Inc

WRITER(S): Katarina Soukup, Zacharias Kunuk

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: François Beauchemin

EDITOR(S): Augustin Rioux

SOUND DESIGN: Eric LeMoyne

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Norman Cohn

SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:
History Television
Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2006

DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION:

Isuma Distribution International Inc., 4521 rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2T 2T3, Canada, tel +1.514.486.0707 fax +1.514.486.9851. info [at] isuma [dot] ca

COUNTRY: Canada

REGION: Various locations across North America.

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Duration:

46m 50s

Tagged:

aboriginal people, Canadian Arctic, Canadian government, downloadable, Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc., inhumane colonial policies, Inuit rights, Katarina Soukup, Kiviak, Kunuk Cohn Productions Inc, legal battle, legal definition of Inuit, official status, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

English

Location:

Canada, Edmonton

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