Isuma Productions

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Before Tomorrow

Igloolik Isuma Productions' third feature film and Arnait Video Productions' first feature film celebrated its world premiere at the 2008 edition of the TIFF.

“Before Tomorrow,” garnered the prize for Best First Canadian Film at its world premiere at last September’s Toronto Festival and played at this year’s Sundance Festival. It was awarded First Prize at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Grand Prize at the Native American Film Festival in San Francisco, Best Feature Film at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival; and named one of Canada’s Top Ten for 2008.

March 2009: Canadian theatrical release. September 2009: Canadian DVD release.

December 2-15, 2009: U.S. premiere at Film Forum, New York.

Festival history here; more information

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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen is the first film to visualize the Christianization of indigenous people from their own point of view. Opening Night, 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Atanarjuat The Fast Runner

An exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle of love, jealousy, murder and revenge between powerful natural and supernatural characters. Camera d'or, 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

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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.

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