Documentary

  • 5m 54s

    The Shirt

    uploaded by: imagineNATIVE Film Festival Curated Collection

    channel: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    This video was made as the USA began their invasion of Iraq. Using the history of Native North Americans as a parallel, people who would be living their normal lives will suddenly find themselves in a state of chaos. The main character is played by well known artist Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. It was filmed in the suburbs of Irvine California, along the Grand River and around Niagara Falls.… Read more

    uploaded date: 15-05-2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 48m 3s

    Angakkuiit (Shaman Stories)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    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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    uploaded date: 30-12-2003

  • 50m 37s

    Artcirq

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Working and training together over the course of two summers, a group of students from Montreal's National Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloolik produce a unique circus performance which marries Inuit traditions with classic elements of the Big Top. Written, produced and performed by Isuma's Inuusiq Youth Group.

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    uploaded date: 14-01-2001

  • 51m 23s

    Ajainaa! (Almost!)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role of Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life. Written, produced, and performed by Isuma's Uqallangniq Elders Group.

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    uploaded date: 18-11-1994

  • 48m 15s

    Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    The 11-year old son of Zacharias Kunuk is taught by his grandfather to capture his first bear. Igloolik elder, Abraham Ulayuruluk, recounts stories about hunting polar bears in the old days. Authentic views of hunting the most feared and respected animal in the Arctic.

    Nanugiurutiga is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

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    uploaded date: 16-11-1994

  • 50m 45s

    Nipi (Voice)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure o… Read more

    uploaded date: 02-11-1994

  • 52m 32s

    Arviq! (Bowhead!)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    In 1994, fulfilling the dying wish of a respected Elder, a group of Inuit hunters from Igloolik illegally catches a bowhead whale after years of government prohibition. An event which sparks a legal controversy.

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    uploaded date: 11-10-1994

  • 28m 51s

    Umiaq Part 1

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Paul Apak Expedition Videos

    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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    uploaded date: 04-11-1990

  • 28m 51s

    Umiaq Part 2

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Paul Apak Expedition Videos

    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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    uploaded date: 04-10-1990