Gabriela Gamez

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Since 2006 I have been working as part of the Isuma collective with indigenous children, artists and media makers in the Canadian Arctic and Latin America, exploring new solutions using video, art and new media technologies as tools for social transformation. I am currently working with John and Ruben on a project called Time Machine, a project to Inuit make comic stories using iPods or mobiles. In 2011, with the help and guidance of a group of inspiring people, I designed ARTCO as a project to experiment ways in which we can explore and practice the power, the benefit, and the creative energy of collective action. The questions behind ARTCO were: How can children and youth use new media to share experience, resolve common problems and find new ways to communicate across old barriers? and What is the “tool-kit” they need to be active participants in the reality they live in? Under the direction of Norman Cohn, I was responsible of the design and concept creation of www.isuma.tv a collaborative multimedia platform for indigenous filmmakers and media organizations, where each user can design their own space, or channel, to reflect their own identity, mandate and audience. Within Isuma I was also project manager of the web platform of Digital Indigenous Democracy (DID); DIAMA, a project for digitizing the Inuit and Aboriginal media archive; and, the Indigenous Film Network project for community film distribution. I was born in Mexico City and have lived in Montreal, Canada since 2006. I studied Sociology and Political Science. In Mexico I worked as a consultant for UNESCO and the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Mexican Department for Education (SEP) and the Mexican Department for Social Development (SEDESOL). I love being with my friends and family, yoga, walking, running, listening to music and I'm getting back to playing piano. Oh! and I love coffee!See more

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  • CLACPI -- Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas

    uploaded by: Gabriela Gamez

    CLACPI Network - coming soon....

    Integrated by many organizations in Latin America, CLACPI promotes community-based media, particularly video production, as a way to preserve and enhance indigenous cultures from their own point of view. Since 1985 CLACPI organizes Indigenous Film + Video Festivals about every two years. What makes this festival very special is that it is itinerant and international: México (1985 y 2006), Brazil (1987), Venezuela (1990), Peru (1992), Bolivia (1996 y 2008), Guatemala (1999), Wallmapu Chile (2004), Ecuador (2010) and Colombia (2012).

    Available on IsumaTV

    VIII Festival Internacional de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indígenas - México 2006.

    A selection of films presented in this festival provided by eleven media makers from different communities in Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador.

    X Festival de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indígenas - Ecuador 2010.

    The complete story about IsumaTV's participation on the "10th International Film + Video Festival of the Indigenous People" organized by CLACPI and the CONAIE in Ecuador on October 2010. From IsumaTV's conference and workshop to the daily experiences.

     

    Other indigenous and community-based productions from Latin America are available on IsumaTV: 

    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.

    Venado

    A feature film produced by the Wirrarika people. "The Marakate are guided by fire and feather… in their singing they will find the way… if there are no jicareros to provide the offerings to the sacred place, illness may come, or it may stop raining."

    Wirrarika

    Documentary series about the traditional voyages and celebrations of the wirraritarie (indigenous culture from Mexico).

    SERVINDI

    Servicios en Comunicación Intercultural Servindi. News, special reports, interviews and audiovisual productions related to the indigenous people worldwide.

    MAPUEXPRESS

    Mapuche Nation, Chile. News and information on the Mapuche Nation of Chile.

    MAPUCHE

    Centro de Comunicación Mapuche KONA Producciones. Integrated by Mapuche media-makers from Puel Mapu, Mapuche Nation (Patagonia, Argentina)

    Wayuu

    A channel created by David Alberto Hernández Palmar from the Wayuu Nation of Venezuela. A photographer, videomaker, program organizer and journalist. He has produced documentaries for broadcast in Europe for Deutsche Welle and Canal Arte and has worked collaboratively on documentaries on the Wayuu such as Dalia se va de Jepira (2006). Hernández Palmar has independently curated indigenous film programs in Venezuela and abroad.

    Cumbre de Comunicacion 2010

    An indigenous summit that took place in Colombia on 2010 to strengthen and consolidate the indigenous organizations coordination at a continental level.

    Amazonas Indígena

    A network that supports environment sustainability and human rights for the indigenous people of the Amazon in Peru.

    A History of the Krenak

    This group seeks help to to protect its land, language and culture.

     

    Arbol TV

    A social organization based in Uruguay that educates and produces community-based TV media. Their objective is to strengthen citizen's participation and community identity as tool for social transformation, expresion, dialogue and action, at a local and global level. They have different channels on IsumaTV:

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    uploaded date: 30-05-2013

  • NITV Today (Community Networks)

    uploaded by: Gabriela Gamez

    Nunavut Independent Television is Canada's first artist-run media centre located in a remote Inuit community. Based in Igloolik, NITV promotes creation and exhibition of Inuit video art linking Nunavut communities through internet television channels on IsumaTV. Local access internet-TV and media training increase production and distribution of Inuktitut and other Aboriginal-language video and media activism. 

    NITV is one of the founding members of IsumaTV, a collective multimedia platform for Inuit and Aboriginal media worldwide.

    NITV also is one of the founding partners in Digital Indigenous Democracy, an effort to bring global partners into a working collaboration through new media and socio-political networking.

    As a Northern Internet Distributor NITV on IsumaTV is recognized as an Eligible Broadcaster by the Canada Media Fund to trigger financing from the Aboriginal Fund Envelope. More information at nitv@isuma.tv

    Check out NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995–2007)

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    uploaded date: 23-04-2013

  • 4m 35s

    Short Skit of Artcirq

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    This video is part of a series of other documentaries around a youth Inuit group, Artcirq, who are trying to express their reality and identity in modern days.

    Filmmaker: Natar Ungalaq

    Filmmaker Contact:

     

    Visit our website www.artcirq.org

    Producer's Name: Natar Ungalaq

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    uploaded date: 22-10-2007

  • 35m 59s

    Eskimomo rough edit

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    This rough draft is a preliminary video about the experience of Yamoussa Bangourra, African Dancer, acrobat juggler musician, coming to the high Arctic in the coldest period of the year, January, when the sun is not visible? Meeting the troup of Artcirq,

    Filmmaker: Guillaume Saladin

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    uploaded date: 28-07-2007

  • 10m 10s

    Artcirq Short Doc

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    a short documentary about youth training to put on a show in Igloolik

    Filmmaker: Solomon Uyarasuk

    Filmmaker Contact:

     

    Visit our website www.artcirq.org

    Producer's Name: Guillaume Saladin-Artcirq

    Year of Production: 2007

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    uploaded date: 28-07-2007

  • 45m 11s

    Issaittuq (Waterproof)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    This second Isuma-Artcirq co-production by Igloolik youth is a story about a young Inuk who lost his love. Using alcohol to put reality and the past behind, the past keeps hunting him. When he loses control and beats up a man on the street he is sentenced to two months in an outpost camp, where a hunter is waiting for him.

    Filmmaker: Bruce Haulli-Kenneth Rasmussen

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    uploaded date: 10-02-2007

  • 58m 16s

    Nunaqpa (Going Inland) 1991

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    Second Isuma recreated fiction, 1991. Summer in the 1930's. For Igloolik Inuit, it is the time of Nunaqpa, 'going inland,' the long walk in search of summer-fat caribou to catch enough meat for the hard winter ahead. Two families leave for the hunt, while the old couple waits by the shore for their return...

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    uploaded date: 29-10-2006

  • 49m 24s

    Inuit Piqutingit (What Belongs to Inuit)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Inuit Culture Education

    A group of Nunavut elders travel to five museums in North America to see and identify artifacts, tools and clothing collected from their Inuit ancestors. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Bernadette Dean.

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Bernadette Dean

    Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca; saniruaq [at] qiniq [dot] com; www.isuma.ca

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    uploaded date: 10-05-2006

  • 8m 48s

    407

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    This short film highlights the importance, in a small Arctic community, of simply saying "hello" to those we meet on the streets. This could change or even save a life.


    Production year: 2007
    Format: HDV

    Filmmaker: Bruce Haulli
    Producer: Guillaume Saladin & Bruce Haulli (Artcirq)

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    uploaded date: 21-02-2006

  • 47m 5s

    Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    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

    uploaded date: 12-10-2005

  • 48m 2s

    Kunuk Family Reunion

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    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.

    DIRECTOR: Zacharias Kunuk

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    uploaded date: 17-10-2004

  • About ARTCO

    uploaded by: David Ertel

    Brief

    Inuit and Cree children use new media tools through a multidisciplinary artistic process to explore their past and present realities, connect with others, practice collective action and create a better future.

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    uploaded date: 10-12-2012

  • Distribution

    uploaded by: John Hodgins

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    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)

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    uploaded date: 27-01-2010

  • Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

     

    COMMENT or DISCUSS the film

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    BOOK A SCREENING, rent or buy the film from Vtape +1.416.351.1317 email wandav@vtape.org.

    About the film

    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change had its world premiere October 23, 2010, at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. The complete film also streamed online simultaneously watched by more than 1500 viewers around the world. Following the film, a Q&A with filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Dr. Ian Mauro included live call-in by Skype from viewers from Pond Inlet, New York, Sydney, Australia and other locations.

    Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.

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    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change had its world premiere October 23, 2010, at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. The complete film also streamed online simultaneously watched by more than 1500 viewers around the world. Following the film, a Q&A with filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Dr. Ian Mauro included live call-in by Skype from viewers from Pond Inlet, New York, Sydney, Australia and other locations.

     

    Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.

    Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture. Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.

    Community-based screenings of the film are now being organized across Canada. Stay tuned for more information, new blog posts and videos added to this channel regularly.

    Please feel free to contact us should you like to organize a screening in your area. Email us: isuma@isuma.ca.

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    uploaded date: 29-04-2009

  • Old Massett Television

    uploaded by: Haida

    Local server Media Players broadcast films from IsumaTV’s website to home viewers 24/7 by local TV. Call or Facebook your Station Manager to comment or add any film or video you want to watch. Contact info [at] isuma [dot] tv.

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    uploaded date: 24-04-2014

  • Our Baffinland Atlas

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    ABOUT OUR BAFFINLAND

    The Arctic is warming double the global average, decreasing sea ice, making it easier to access and extract mineral and oil resources from the region, and this cumulative climatic and economic change has significant human and environmental health implications for Inuit and their communities. In Nunavut, the proposed Baffinland Iron Mine, at the site of Mary River, is one of the largest industrial developments ever conceived for the Arctic, and will involve year-round shipping of ore across sensitive permafrost, marine ecosystems and regions of cultural significance that have and continue to be used by Inuit. The Our Baffinland project explores Inuit knowledge regarding mining, and shows a walrus and caribou hunting expedition and associated interviews with elders across this landscape. This digital media presentation highlights the complexities of "Arctic Development".

    CREATIVE TEAM

    A production of: Kingulliit Productions Inc.

    Executive Producers: Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk

    Producers: Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit, and Ian Mauro.

    Project Managers: Gabriela Gámez, Gillian Robinson and Ian Mauro

    Creative Directors: Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Technology Director and Programmer: John Hodgins

    Designer and Animator: Marc Labelle

    Video and Photography: David Poisey, Jon Frantz, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Sound: Tobias Haynes

    Editors: Ian Mauro, Jon Frantz, Craig Norris and Carol Kunnuk

    Translators: Carol Kunnuk and Sarah Arnatsiaq

    Research: Ian Mauro

    PARTNERS AND SUPPORT

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    uploaded date: 12-09-2013

  • The Fast Runner Trilogy

    uploaded by: John Hodgins

    Three unique Inuit films expressing the dramatic history of one of the world’s oldest oral cultures from it’s own point of view.
    “A masterpiece... The first national cinema of the 21st century.” – A.O. Scott, NY Times review of Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, 2002.

    Atanarjuat The Fast Runner

    2001 Camera d'Or, Cannes

    Atanajuat

     

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    The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

    2006 Opening Night Film, Toronto

    Journals of Knud Rasmussen

     

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    Before Tomorrow

    2009 World Cinema Competition, Sundance

    Before Tomorrow

     

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    uploaded date: 23-10-2009

  • UNU

    uploaded by: UNUChannel

    Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change videobriefs series. A series of short UNU videobriefs exploring climate change and its impacts from the perspectives of Indigenous community members in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

    Available for summit viewing:
    Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change videobriefs series
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    uploaded date: 21-04-2009