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March 4, 2016 5:00 PM
Tungijuq – Canada, Experimental, 2009, 6 minutes
An immersion into the deep significance of the flow of nature and humans’ relationship to it, this work is a testimony to the eternal reality of hunting for the Inuit. The haunting background music and the role of the hunter’s wife are performed by jazz throat singer Tanya Tagaq. The hunter is played by filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk.
Directors: Feliz Lajeunesse, Paul Raphael
Producer: Igloolik Isuma Productions
SOL – Canada, Feature Documentary, 2014, 76 minutes
While investigating the suicide of Solomon Uyarasuk, the film richly presents the life of this young Inuit man and follows his growth by using footage from a film project he participated in as a child and documentation of his active involvement as a teen with a circus troupe. SOL is an inquiry into the high suicide rate of Inuit people in Nunavut, and how it affects people in these small communities; and, in celebrating a life lost, the film focuses on their resolve to create a better future for their youth.
Directors: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Susan Avingaq (Inuit)
Producer: Arnait Video Productions, Igloolik
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