A documentary from Arnait Video Productions (Women's Video Collective of Igloolik). 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 eleven 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 story of Vivi Kunuk an ordinary woman with an extraordinary life.
DIRECTOR(S): Mary Kunuk, Marie Helene Cousineau
PRODUCER(S): Susan Avingaq, Marie Helene Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu, Mary Kunuk
WRITER(S): Mary Kunuk
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Marie Helene Cousineau
EDITOR(S): Marie-Christine Sarda
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Michael Gracia, Susan Avingaq
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mary Kunuk, Marie Helene Cousineau
SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Channel 24 Igloolik
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
Arnait Video Productions, 5764 ave Monkland, Montreal QC, H4A 1E9 Canada, tel +1.514.486.0707 fax +1.514.486.9851 firstname.lastname@example.org
REGION: Canadian Arctic