Cara Di Staulo


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I am the Webmaster for IsumaTV! For the last four years, I have helped finance, coordinate and distribute several projects for the Artcirq Inuit Performance Collective, Arnait Video Productions, Kingulliit Productions and Igloolik Isuma Productions. Through these projects, I have had the privilege of traveling to Igloolik on three occasions, and discovering Inuit culture and way of life first hand. Since graduating from the University of Québec in Montréal (UQÀM) with a B.A. in Communications, I have also worked as Assistant Coordinator for the Montreal International Documentary Festival and the Producer's Network at the Cannes Film Festival. Since I was a child, I have been a huge movie buff. I also envoy cooking, discovering new flavors and cuisines, reading, biking, hiking and rock climbing.See more


  • First Peoples Festival in Peril

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Isuma News

    Is it possible for First Nations to hold a festival worthy of the name in Québec’s metropolis?

    The Montreal Frist Peoples Festival asks the question a press release distriburted this morning as the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles (the PQDS), a paramunicipal body that administers a major program in support of events in Montreal’s downtown core cultural district, decided to cut off all grants to the Festival for the year 2014.

    The PQDS claims that the First Peoples Festival lacks sufficiently innovative programming. This is a surprising attack on the Montreal event that has very successfully and continually transformed itself over the years. Since it moved its activities to the Quartier des spectacles, it has offered a brand-new formula that richly highlights First Peoples culture, art and diversity.

    First Peoples Festival is a First Nations’ multi-disciplinary festival, an event unique in its genre and presented yearly by the Terres en vues/Land Insights society for the last 24 years.

    Last year, the festival succeeded in balancing its budget without a deficit although the very day its program was launched, June 18 2013, the PQDS announced a drastic $50 000 cut to the Festival’s budget. This year the festival was been hit with a great blow that could prove to be fatal.

    The festival states that this new obstacle is a test of the commitment of city of Montreal and government stakeholders to make a place for First Nations culture in Quebec’s metropolis and to associate these with the many commemorations set for city’s 375th anniversary in 2017.

    Festival organizers are demanding that those granting funds to the PQDS, the City of Montreal first and then the government of Québec, must take action without delay to reinstate a funding for First Peoples Festival within a structure that can allow it to develop and thrive.

    Moreover, the festival is questioning the very way funding is delivered by the PQSD. Organizers believe that it is high time, as ethical choices, corruption and fair practices are in the spotlight in Montréal during the ongoing Charbonneau Commission, to review the governance of this paramunicipal body that oversees such important budgets.


    Source: Land Insights



    uploaded date: 03-03-2014

  • Stills

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Maliglutit (Searchers)

    Benjamin Kunuk plays Kuanana, Joey Sarpinak plays Kupak and Jocelyne Immaroitok plays Ailla  in Zacharias Kunuk’s “MALIGLUTIT (SEARCHERS)”

    © Kingulliit Productions Inc.


    uploaded date: 28-07-2016

  • 6m 52s

    HWMA (Nattiq Demo)

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Hunting With My Ancestors

    Hunting With My Ancestors

    Nattiq (seal) Demo

    Documentary series - in development

    Hunting With My Ancestors is a unique television show featuring Zacharias Kunuk as the host, hunter, and filmmaker. Showcasing the best hunters in the world, in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth, Hunting With My Ancestors is unlike any series currently on television. Zacharais brings viewers along on an arctic journey with Inuit elders and youth as they follow ancient hunting practices established over 4,000 years ago. Amid a backdrop of rapidly changing conditions in the arctic - climate change, industrialization, and increasing government restrictions - Zacharais pays homage to an activity that is at the core of Inuit identity.


    uploaded date: 23-05-2016

  • Press Release

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Igloolik Radio Online

    Qikiqtaniq Voices: Live Broadcast of QIA Community Engagement Hearings

    Igloolik, November 9th, 2015 – IsumaTV and NITV are pleased to announce the live broadcast of the QIA Community Engagement Tour for Phase II of the Mary River Project.


    uploaded date: 09-11-2015

  • June 2nd 2015 Community Information Session

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Pond Inlet Radio Online

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board is holding a community information session about the Mary River Iron Mine Project.

    Learn more about the monitoring of the project, and share your comments.


    When: Tuesday June 2, 2015

    Where: Atakaalik Hall (Pond Inlet)

    Time: Starting at 8 pm


    Not in Pond Inlet? Can't make it to the Hall?

    Listen to the live audio feed from the meetings on IsumaTV at:


    uploaded date: 02-06-2015

  • Before Tomorrow

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Film premiers in Igloolik

    After the screening, audience members had a chance to examine props and costumes used in the film.

    Shooting wrapped

    more photos from the set

    Watch teaser

    Before Tomorrow in the press

    Women's collective screens film for home town crowd by Sonia Gunderson, Nunatsiaq News February 29, 2008 (read article)

    Creating together: Igloolik and Puvirnituq co-operate on Isumas third feature film by Jim Bell, Nunatsiaq News January 19, 2007 (read article)

    On the set of Before Tomorrow by Isabelle Dubois, Inuktitut Magazine Fall 2006 (pdf)

    Marie-Hélène Cousineau: Filmer l'intimité et l'imensité by Denis Lord, Elle Québec January 2007 (pdf)

    Before Tomorrow

    New in March 2010! Nine Canadian Genie Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Costumes, Sound, Original Song. Four Quebec Jutra Award nominations, Best Picture, Director, Costumes, Music.

    More About Film   /   View Film or Download

    A co-production of Igloolik Isuma Productions and Kunuk Cohn Productions, Before Tomorrow is the first feature film written and directed by Igloolik's Arnait Video Productions women's collective, which has been filming Inuit women's stories since 1991 based on cultural authenticity and community involvement.

    Before Tomorrow is directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu from a script by Susan Avingaq, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, adapted from the novel For morgendagen by the acclaimed Danish writer Jørn Riel. It is produced by Stéphane Rituit, with executive producers Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk. Leading the cast are Madeline Ivalu and her grandson Paul-Dylan Ivalu, joined by Mary Qulitalik, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq and Tumasie Sivuarapik.

    Before Tomorrow is the story of a woman who demonstrates that human dignity is at the core of life from beginning to end, as she faces with her grandson the ultimate challenge of survival. The film was shot in remote locations near the community of Puvirnituq, Nunavik (norhtern Quebec) over four separate periods between July 2006 and January 2007 to capture the arctic seasons from June though December.

    Before Tomorrow premiered in Igloolik on the weekend of February 23-24, 2008. Members of the Arnait Video collective (Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu, Carol Kunnuk and Marie-Hélène Cousineau) presented the film in front of attentive audiences in the school gym. Actors, 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. The following month producers also screened the film in Puvirnituq, Nunavik, where the film was shot.

    Before Tomorrow was released in Canada by Alliance Motion Picture Distribution and Alliance Vivafilm in March 2009. Before Tomorrow is distributed internationally by Isuma Distribution International. U.S. premiere was a two-week run at Film Forum in New York December 2-15, 2009.The film now is available for Video-on-Demand download in standard definition or full HD from

    Before Tomorrow was produced in association with Alliance Atlantis, Alliance Vivafilm, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, the Nunavut Film Development Commission and with the support of NITV. With thanks to Makivik Corporation,First Air, and Air Inuit. Thanks also to the people and mayor's office of Puvirnituq, the Nunavik Arctic Survival Training Centre, Kativik school board, and the Cooperative of Puvirnituq for their support.

    The founding mandate of Igloolik Isuma Productions is to empower Inuit voices to tell their own stories. Isuma's first feature, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, won the Camera d'or at Cannes 2001 and Best Picture at Canada's 2002 Genie Awards. Isuma's second feature, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, opened the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Isuma's executive producers, Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, continue this mandate in Isuma's third feature film,  Before Tomorrow, the first written and produced by the Arnait Video Women's Collective.


    uploaded date: 03-03-2009

  • Cara's Picks

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    I really love videos and here are some of MY favorite videos from IsumaTV. Hand picked!

    IsumaTV hosts thousands of individual video, audio and text post uploaded by filmmakers and organizations from arround the world, as well as hosting unique multimedia projects.


    uploaded date: 20-02-2013

  • Distribution

    uploaded by: John Hodgins

    These urls are direct links to 1080p h264 files for Isuma Productions. They can be copied (right-click and select "Copy Link Location") and pasted and emailed directly to authorized clients. These urls are specially encoded and stop working after 24 hours from the time you loaded this page. To generate new urls, simply refresh this page.

    This page is a private page and is visible only to it's members. Only people who are acting as distributors for Isuma Productions should have access to this page. Clients who are licensing these videos should be sent the appropriate download urls. They should not be given access to this page.

    Atanarjuat 1080p (english subtitles) part 1
    Atanarjuat 1080p (english subtitles) part 2

    JKR 1080p (english subtitles) part 1
    JKR 1080p (english subtitles) part 2

    BT 1080p (english subtitles) part 1
    BT 1080p (english subtitles) part 2
    BT 1080p (spanish subtitles)
    BT 1080p (french subtitles)

    Tungijuq h264 (431MB)
    Tungijuq MPEG (1.2GB)

    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (english subtitles) (2.6 GB)
    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (french subtitles) (2.6 GB)


    uploaded date: 27-01-2010

  • First Online Film Festival 2015

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    IsumaTV First Online Film Festival

    MARCH 2ND - APRIL 1ST 2015

    The IsumaTV First Online Film Festival brought international and remote viewers an exciting and engaging online program of indigenous feature films, documentaries and shorts.


    uploaded date: 04-12-2014

  • FPIC Forum

    uploaded by: Rachel

    This symposium was an opportunity to discuss the importance of free, prior and informed consent, its status in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today.

    Watch all the archived discussions from May 20, 2015 here! 


    uploaded date: 15-05-2015

  • IsumaTV Exclusive

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    IsumaTV and NITV present an exclusive channel with select films available to view online on IsumaTV. We are collaborating with a wide range of artists and filmmakers and are proud to host these shared works.


    uploaded date: 16-07-2015

  • Montreal Radio

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

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    Live streaming schedule 

    09:00 – 12:0009:00 – 12:0009:00 – 12:00
    13:00 – 17:0013:00 – 17:0013:00 – 17:00


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    uploaded date: 13-05-2014

  • Special Selection Inuit Films on IsumaTV

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    An exciting selection presented in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut Department of Culture and Heritage, showcasing 40 Inuit films hosted on IsumaTV, including youth projects, short films and award winning documentaries.


    uploaded date: 16-02-2015

  • Arctic Bay Radio Online

    uploaded by: ArcticBayRadio

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    QIA Community Engagement Tour 
    on the Mary River Iron Mine Project 

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    uploaded date: 15-04-2013

  • Arnait Video Productions

    uploaded by: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

    Tungasugiti! Welcome!

    Before Tomorror - Ninioq and Maniq

    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.

    Find out more about Arnait and our work.

    Visit Our New Website


    Uvanga will play in Mexico

    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.

    The film will later screen in Toronto at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Closing Night Gala October 20th.


    Uvanga wins Best Feature at the Yellowknife International Film Festival

    Uvanga opened the 7th annual Yellownkife International Film Festival on October 1st with a screening at the Northern Arts and Culture Cenre.

    Uvanga was honered with the Best Feature award at the festival's first ever award ceremony held October 6th!




    Uvanga screening in home town Igloolik

    Uvanga screened on September 21th to an exited home town crowd in Igloolik! Much fun was had and reviews were positive!

    Next stop: Cinéfest Sudbury Intetnational Film Festival




    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

     Igloolik premier

    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.









    uploaded date: 15-10-2007

  • Artcirq

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    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.


    uploaded date: 16-10-2007


    uploaded by: David Ertel

    ARTCO nunalikni isumagijarminnik saqitittijut piliriurijaujuq kingulliit saqitirijanut ammalu Qarisaujakkurunnautiliutiuliqtunik qimirujanniqalugit qangiqsimjuni ammalu Ullumiujumi qanuilingaujumik , qaniliurniqarunnaqulugit qangiqsimajuni ammalu ullumiujumi Sivuniksattivakqanirmut


    uploaded date: 22-08-2011

  • Climate Changed World

    uploaded by: UNUChannel

    Stories from a Climate Changed World

    Sharing indigenous perspectives

    A series of short videos produced by the  United Nations University, about the effects on climate change on indigenous communities in a variety of geographic regions.

    The UNU generates and shares knowledge on issues relevant to the promotion of human security and development, particularly in the developing countries.

    These videos were produced in collaboration with indigenous communities in Central Asia and the Pacific and the UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative.

    This work forms part of the on-going Indigenous Peoples Climate-Change Assessment with financial support from The Christensen Fund and also with support from the UNU-VIE PALM Project.

    These stories are also showcased in the UNU's web magazine called Our World 2.0 that looks at the interconnected issues of climate change, peak oil, food security and biodiversity.


    uploaded date: 28-10-2013

  • Clyde River Radio Online

    uploaded by: ClydeRiverRadio

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    Live streaming schedule 

    8pm -10:30pm 8pm -10:30pm8pm -10:30pm


    QIA Community Engagement Tour 
    on the Mary River Iron Mine Project 

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    uploaded date: 15-04-2013

  • Digitizing Inuit Media Archives (DIMA)

    uploaded by: DIMA

    Digitizing Inuit Media Archives (DIMA) aims to identify, collect, restore, digitize, compress and upload Inuit media content online.

    The Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) in collaboration with IsumaTV will digitize 200 hours of existing, and irreplaceable, Inuit media content, insuring cultural information is not lost.


    uploaded date: 09-09-2014

  • Hall Beach Radio Online

    uploaded by: HallBeachRadio

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    Live streaming schedule 

    10:00-13:00 18:30-19:30 TBA


    QIA Community Engagement Tour 
    on the Mary River Iron Mine Project 

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    uploaded date: 27-05-2013

  • Igloolik Radio Online

    uploaded by: IgloolikRadio

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    Live streaming schedule 

    10:00 – 13:3006:00 – 09:0013:00 – 18:00
    17:00 – 18:0010:00 – 12:0020:00 – 24:00
    20:00 – 22:00

    13:00 – 18:00

     20:00 – 24:00


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    uploaded date: 03-04-2012

  • MICH Living Archives

    uploaded by: MICH

    Watch over 1,000 films by or about the Inuit. Collections include Igloolik Isuma Productions, Arnait Video Productions, Inuit Broadcast Corporation, among many others.


    uploaded date: 22-05-2014

  • My Father's Land

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    My Father's Land (Attatama Nunanga) by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn. 163 mins. Inuktitut and English, (c) Kingulliit Productions 2014.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 11-07-2014

  • Norman Cohn Video

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    Norman Cohn's selected video work 1970-present, channel in progress, stay tuned. 1979-1986: Children in Hospital (3 parts), In my end is my beginning (5 parts); How We Lived (8 parts); Quartet for deafblind.… Uqalimakkanirit

    uploaded date: 05-03-2009

  • Video Nas Aldeias

    uploaded by: Video nas Aldeias

    Vídeo nas Aldeias (Video in the Villages) is an organization that provides video workshops for indigenous communities all over Brazil so they may have a voice of their own. The videos create dialogue between communities and with the outside world.


    uploaded date: 15-05-2008

  • wanorazi yumneze

    uploaded by: Troy Stozek

    wanorazi yumneze means “awakening spirit” in Lakota. Despite the challenges Indigenous people have endured and continue to face, the deep-rooted cultures, traditions, knowledge and communities are strengthening, awakening.


    uploaded date: 17-04-2013