Nunavut Our Land

Our spe­cial guest Marie-Helene Cousineau (left) is the found­ing Coor­di­na­tor of Tar­ri­ak­suk Video Centre estab­lished in 1991. Cousineau formed the col­lec­tive Arnait Ika­jur­tigi­it (Women’s Video Work­shop), and is its coordinator/trainer … read more

AIVIAQWALRUS

Nunavut Serie, part 9

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1995 | 30 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
Igloo­lik, Summer 1946. The dis­tant sound of the atooka­tooka­took, the first gas engine to arrive in Igloo­lik, brings a sur­prise vis­i­tor to Qaisut, island of the walrus hunters. The Priest … read more

ANANAMOTHER

Mary Kunuk
Nunavut 2001 | 60 Min. | DV Pal
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
Aban­doned by her father 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. … read more

ARTCIRQARTCIRQ

from the story tellers series

Guillaume Saladin, Natar Ungalaaq
Nunavut 2001 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
Work­ing and train­ing togeth­er over the course of two sum­mers, a group of stu­dents from 15 Mon­tre­al’s Nation­al Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloo­lik pro­duce a unique circus … read more

AURIAQSTALKING

Nunavut series, Part 6

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1995 | 30 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
Igloo­lik, Spring 1946. It is the season of never-ending days. Two dog teams search­ing the spring ice, men and boys hunt­ing day and night. Seals are every­where: at the breath­ing … read more

NANUGIURUTIGAMY FIRST POLAR BEAR

from the story tellers series

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 2000 | 48 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
Tales of hunt­ing one of the most feared and respect­ed ani­mals in the Arctic: the polar bear, or nanuq. An Igloo­lik elder, Abra­ham Ulayu­ru­luk, recounts sto­ries about hunt­ing polar bears … read more

NIPI – VOICE

from the story tellers series

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1999 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
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 … read more

QAGGIQGATHERING PLACE

from the story tellers series

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1989 | 58 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
A late-winter Inuit camp in the 1930’s. Four fam­i­lies build a qaggiq, a large com­mu­nal igloo, to cel­e­brate the coming of spring with games, singing and drum danc­ing. A young … read more

QULLIQOIL LAMP

Arnait Video Productions

Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
Nunavut | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau

Women of the Video Work­shop reen­act a tra­di­tion­al wom­en’s activ­i­ty: the use of the qulliq. The qulliq is the seal oil lamp and stove of the old days, the only source of light and warmth. The women tell the story in words and songs as they install the qulliq in their igloo. 

TUGALIAQICE BLOCKS

Nunavut series, Part 4

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1995 | 30 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Marie-Helene Cousineau
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 … read more