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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

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In April 1961, John Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk opens at the Canadian Pavillion of the Biennale de Venezia 2019, as a 4K digital video installation, 112 minutes, Inuktitut-English 2019

 

Featuring:
Apayata Kotierk as Noah Piugattuk
Kim Bodnia Isumataq (Boss)
Benjamin Kunuk Evaluarjuk (Ningiuq)
Zacharias Kunuk Writer / Producer/ Director
Norman Cohn Writer / Director of Photography / Editor
Jonathan Frantz Producer / Co-director of Photography / Co-Editor
Lucy Tulugarjuk First Assistant Director
Susan Avingaq Production Designer
Carol Kunnuk Production Supervisor
Samuel Cohn-Cousineau Production Manager
Michelline Ammaq Costume Designer

Mark Taqqaugaq as Amaaq
Gamaili Ulayuk as Kunuk
Neeve Uttak as Tatigat
Jacky Qrunnut as Mallik
Tessa Kunuk as Nattuk
Jenelle Attagutaluk as Akpallapik
Gouchrard Uttak as Japaty
Todd King Ammaq as Qattalik
Patrick John Attagutaluk as Samueli
Joseph Uttak as Qulittalik
Bailey Ammaq as Qatturainnuk
Travis Kunnuk as Kipsigak
Roger Robert Attagutaluk as Taqaugaq
Louisa Kipisgaq as Iqaqsaq

 

 

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