Mixing scenes from past and present, My Father's Land (Ataatama Nunanga) looks at the meanings between Inuit history and modern mining in North Baffin Island; how new media is used to inform and consult Inuit leading up to July 2012 Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Final Public Hearings on Baffinland's $6 billion Mary River proposal to build the world's largest iron mine on Inuit land between… Read more
In 1991, Igloolik Isuma Productions gathered 13 Igloolik elders for a week of discussion, to choose and then record 24 traditional ajaja songs considered most important to preserve for the future: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation?
Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Kingulliit Productions, NITV 2013, Directors Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond. Inuktut, Cree, English w/English s-t.
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, and to bring people together finally in 2013.
This feature documentary takes viewers “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and reseacher/filmmaker Dr Ian Mauro.
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, to extend Canadian claims of sovereignty to Ellesmere Island. Inuit endured families torn apart and many years of hardship.… Read more
‘Alianait!’ is a peforming arts documentary celebrating the coming of age of Artcirq - a youth-focused, circus troupe founded in Igloolik that combines traditional Inuit cultural expression with modern circus techniques.
Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk) follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer.Only two generations ago Inuit lived in small, nomadic hunting camps scattered across the vast Arctic landscape.… Read more
In June 2003, Cannes prize-winner Zacharias Kunuk's family gathered at their traditional home camp site of Siuraajuk, to share stories and honor the ancestors who came before them: a wedding; a burial; messages from the past.