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09 October 2011

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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.

Screening Information:

Year:  2013

Genre:  Documentary

Length: 45 minutes

Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)

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Duration:

46m 34s

Tagged:

Cree, downloadable, Great Whale River, Inuit, Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq, Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Kanajuq (fish), kuujjuarapik, peace, reconciliation, war, Whapmagootsui

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Great Whale River, Quebec

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uumunga ARVIATTV

05 November 2015

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This video was filmed, produced and edited by Dylan Clark from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University: http://www.jamesford.ca/archives/4335

The Food is Belonging Event was hosted by TakingITGlobal and Arctic College as part of Global Dignity 2015 Celebrations.

 

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Duration:

3m 1s

Tagged:

art, arts education, canada, children, culture, global dignity, Human Rights, indigenous, Inuit, mcgill university, music, Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College, resilience, takingitglobal, university of guelph, youth

Location:

Nunavut

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uumunga Marie-Hélène Cousineau

16 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
DURATION: 52 min.
GENRE: documentary
FORMAT: video, colour
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Fr-Eng st
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
PRODUCERS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
SOUND: Katarina Soukup , Luke Taqqaugaq
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Land Insight Film Festival (Montréal, 2003), Maori television (New-Zealand, 2005), Native American film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

SYNOPSIS:

Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life.

With her husband Enuki, she raised eight children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island.

The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the stories of Vivi Kunuk.

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Duration:

53m 45s

Tagged:

abandonment, adoption, ancestors, Arnait Video Productions, ift_community_Igloolik, manniq (eggs), pisiq (traditional song), siku (sea ice)

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Baffin Island, NU, Canada

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uumunga Marie-Hélène Cousineau

13 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
DURATION: 23 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar

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Duration:

23m 24s

Tagged:

Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, Attagutaaluk, ift_community_OldIglulik, Rose Ukkumaluk, starvation

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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uumunga Marie-Hélène Cousineau

12 February 2015

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Charlie Pisuk is your uncle, your cousin, your brother-in-law. What do you have to say about him? Someone is listening.

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Duration:

17m 41s

Tagged:

actors, comedy, fiction, Igloolik, improvisation, politics, survey

Languages:

English

Location:

Igloolik

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uumunga Zacharias Kunuk

09 February 2015

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Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)

Unikkaat Sivunittinnit: Messages from the Past

In 1992, Igloolik Isuma Productions produced a documentary film about traditional Inuit ajaja songs.

Produced by Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk when they were just starting their independent film company, Kunuk searched to better understand ajaja songs: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation.

Each elder remembers their own family’s ajaja songs and explains how they were created by poets taking their words from their life experiences. The process also allowed Kunuk to collect traditional music  to publish a full album on CD and to use many of these tradition ajaja songs in his films over the next twenty years.

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes
   
Directors: Zacharias Kunuk
Camera: Norman Cohn
Editor: Carol Kunnuk

 

Listen free to a selection of these songs here

Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact VTape

 

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Duration:

1h 30s

Tagged:

ift_community_Igloolik, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Kingulliit: the next generation, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

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uumunga Zacharias Kunuk

08 February 2015

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Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 2)

Pingajugijat Kinguvaarijat: The Third Generation

Part 2 of the Kingulliit documentary, by Zacharias Kunuk and Paul Aarulaaq Quassa.

In the 1980’s and 90’s, as aging elders and Third Generation children become modern adults, southern radio and television introduced in 1982 increase the impact of foreign language and culture, and quickly alter the community dynamics of the settlement. Traditional respect for leadership by elders is undermined as Third Generation adults are prematurely empowered by new skills: the ability to speak, read and write English; to negotiate with white bosses and bureaucracies; to get jobs using new technology like trucks, heavy equipment, cash registers, typewriters, fax machines and computers.
 

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes

 

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Duration:

1h 30s

Tagged:

ift_community_Igloolik, kingulliit, Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, the next generation, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

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uumunga Marie-Hélène Cousineau

04 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2000
DURATION: 29 min
GENRE: Docu-drama
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Productions
SOUND: Pacome Qudlaut
CAMERA: Marie Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
CAST/PERFORMERS: Rachel Uyarasuk, Sylvia Ivalu, Charlie Qulitalik, Marie David
FUNDING: Telefilm Canada, ATPN, Channel 24, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Channel 24 (Igloolik), ImagineNative Film Festival (Toronto, 2001: Best Video), Native Americain Film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

SYNOPSIS:

Ningiura is an experimental fiction based on authentic oral histories, traditional knowledge and contemporary reality of Igloolik today.

An elder and her grand-daughter get to know and appreciate each other after a family tragedy.

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Duration:

28m 51s

Tagged:

Ajaja, Arnait Video Productions, contemporary reality of Igloolik, ift_community_Igloolik, oral histories, traditional knowledge

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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uumunga derekman88

04 December 2012

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Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 English version, Igloolik Elder expresses his concerns for protection of marine mammals and wildlife and Inuit way of life, 'Don't hide anything from me.'

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Duration:

5m 58s

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Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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uumunga Marie-Hélène Cousineau

20 March 2012

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1994
DURATION: 26 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective

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Duration:

27m 10s

Tagged:

Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, ift_community_Igloolik, traditional songs (pisiq)

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada