Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Canada | Inuktitut | 2014
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.
Length: 45 minutes
Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)
Tagged:Cree, downloadable, Great Whale River, Inuit, Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq, Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Kanajuq (fish), kuujjuarapik, peace, reconciliation, war, Whapmagootsui
Location:Canada, Great Whale River, Quebec
In Celebrating Babies with Arviat's Elders and Women, Inuit Elders and women share advice and traditional knowledge about the importance of raising healthy children. Produced by the Arviat Wellness Media Team.
Tagged:babies, canada, childcare, children, Early Childhood Education, fun, health research, healthy babies, kids, Nunavut
My Father's Land, co-directors Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn | Canada | Inuktitut and English with English subtitles | 2014.
Duration:2h 43m 29s
Tagged:Baffinland, consult, hearings, inform, Inuit, Mary River, mining, NIRB
A Summer in the Life of Louisa
Director: Ann Hanson
Producers: Jerry Giberson and Debbie Brisebois
Camera: Carlos Fernand
Music: Del Carry
This is a powerful docu-drama about wife abuse (family violence) and breakdown of a couple’s relationship.
Tagged:alcohol, Arctic, Canadian Inuit, family violence, IBC, ift_community_Igloolik, inuit broadcasting corporation, Nunavut, spousal abuse
Location:Iqaluit, NU, Canada
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
DURATION: 52 min.
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)
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.
Tagged:abandonment, adoption, ancestors, Arnait Video Productions, ift_community_Igloolik, manniq (eggs), pisiq (traditional song), siku (sea ice)
Location:Baffin Island, NU, Canada
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1996
DURATION: 6 min
GENRE: Computer animation
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng s-t
DIRECTOR: Mary Kunuk
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
Tagged:Aqtuqsi, ift_community_Igloolik, Mary Kunuk, nightmare, sleep
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
DURATION: 23 min
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar
Tagged:Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, Attagutaaluk, ift_community_OldIglulik, Rose Ukkumaluk, starvation
Location:Igloolik, NU, Canada
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.
Listen free to a selection of these songs here
Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact VTape
Tagged:ift_community_Igloolik, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Kingulliit: the next generation, Zacharias Kunuk
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.