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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by 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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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

10 February 2015

8001 views

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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Duration:

45m 11s

Tagged:

alcoholism, Artcirq, ift_community_Igloolik, outpost camp

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

19 November 2009

4566 views

Filmmaker: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.isuma.tv/arnait or www.isuma.ca

Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions

Year of Production: 1996

Distributor Information:

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Duration:

37m 5s

Tagged:

anthropology; dreams; manniq (eggs), ift_community_Igloolik

Languages:

English

Location:

Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

29 December 2008

12737 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 3. Igloolik, Fall 1945. Grandmother remembers the old way. In autumn 1945, five families build a stone house to prepare for the coming winter.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Pauloosie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca. www.isuma.ca

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Duration:

28m 56s

Tagged:

grandmother, ift_community_OldIglulik, memories, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, stone house

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

28 December 2008

12674 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 4. Igloolik, Fall 1945. Even here, news of the terrible world war raging outside makes people frightened and uneasy. They talk of the danger of the unknown future, of shamanistic intervention to protect their culture.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn

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Duration:

28m 55s

Tagged:

ift_community_OldIglulik, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, qulliq, raven, war

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

04 October 2008

5352 views

Paul Apak Angilirq (1954-1998) was vice-president and co-founder of Isuma. Apak began his career in 1978 as a trainee in Canada's Inukshuk Project, the first project to train indigenous TV producers in remote communities.

Year of Production: 2009

Country: Canada

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Duration:

28m 51s

Tagged:

alaska, Apak, boat, boats, IBC, Iñupiat, no subtitles, Paul Apak, Russia, Sireniki, Umiaq, Yupiit

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

18 September 2007

4402 views

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1996
DURATION: 6 min
GENRE: Computer animation
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut Eng/Fr st.
CAST/PERFORMERS: Madeline Ivalu
DIRECTOR: Mary Kunuk
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective

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Duration:

4m 54s

Tagged:

childhood, Computer animated work, ift_community_Igloolik, Madeline Ivalu, Mary Kunuk, qupanuaq (snow bunting), songs, stories

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

30 December 2003

22964 views

Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.

DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

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Duration:

48m 3s

Tagged:

Angakkuiit, doll (toys), downloadable, ift_community_Igloolik, katajjaq, oral histories, raven, religion, Shamanism

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

17 October 2003

12704 views

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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Duration:

48m 2s

Tagged:

downloadable, family reunion, ift_community_Igloolik, ift_community_OldIglulik, traditional home site

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada