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Welcome To Our Qammaq - Atii Angutiit Singers, Tautuktavuk Screening

Natar Ungalaq welcomes us back to the qammaq this week. We hear from the Atii Angutiit singers, Agaaqtoq Eetak and Jacob Okatsiak with Susan Avingaq. The second half of the show features Lucy Tulugarjuk and Carol Kunnuk - the co-directors of the film Tautuktavuk to talk about their film, and invite Igloolikmiut to the screening in town that night. LIVE on January 26th, 2024.


Lucy Tulugarjuk is an actor, creative performer, and the Executive Director of Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV). Born in Churchill, MB, and raised in Igloolik and Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Lucy is well-known for her award-winning performances in feature films, including "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", which won the Camera D’Or and Genie Award for Best Picture in 2002. In 2001, she was awarded the Best Actress Award from the American Indian Film Institute, San Francisco. She is the co-writer and director of the 2018 feature film, "Tia and Piujuq", which premiered at the Carrousel Children’s Film Festival and the Boston Kid’s Film Festival in 2018. In addition to her work in film and television, Lucy is a skilled Inuktitut translator. 


Avingaq has an artistic practice that inhabits the roles of actor in film and television, Director in film, and Costume Design for film and theatre. She has been an Inuit cultural consultant, Storyteller, a keeper of traditional Inuit songs, and a cultural teacher to children and youth in the community. She directed and produced the documentary Sol, and contributed to the following feature films: Maliglutit: Costume Design, Uvanga: Actor, Director, Producer, Journals of Knud Rasmussen: Costume Design, Atanarjuat: Costume Design. 


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