from the story tellers series

Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut 1999 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU

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 of the new lead­er­ship class. NIPI lis­tens to Inuit lead­ers and elders, in their own voices, talk­ing about lead­er­ship in the old way of life, and in the new.