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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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The great shaman, Avva, and his family are living on the land some distance from Iglulik, his home community that lately has taken up the teachings of Christian missionaries. Explorer Knud Rasmussen pays Avva a visit, accompanied by two fellow Danes: trader Peter Freuchen and anthropologist Therkel Mathiassen. Rasmussen hears and records Avva’s life story and that of his wife Orulu. Their son, Natar, impulsively agrees to guide Freuchen and Mathiassen north to Iglulik. After a celebration, Rasmussen leaves to head west while Avva, facing strong headwinds, sets out with his family and guests en route for home. His beautiful daughter, Apak, has troubling dreams about the road ahead.

KUNUK COHN PRODUCTIONS
IGLOOLIK ISUMA PRODUCTIONS
BAROK FILM

Director: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
Writers: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

STARRING:
Leah Angutimarik
Pakak Innukshuk
Neeve Irngaut Uttak
Natar Ungalaaq
Samuelie Ammaq
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Catherine Alaralak
Abraham Ulayuruluk
Tommy Uttak
Apayata Kotierk
Jens Jorn Spottag
Kim Bodnia
Jakob Cedergren

Camera: Norman Cohn
Sound: Richard Lavoie
Design: Zacharias Kunuk, Louis Uttak, Charlotte Bech, Pauloosie Qulitalik
Costumes: Micheline Ammaq, Atuat Akkitirq, Mary Qulitalik, Susan Avingaq
Editing: Norman Cohn, Catherine Ambus, Felix Lajeuness
Producers: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk, Vibeke Vogel, Elise Lund Larsen

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