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NUNAVUT, Québec, Canada | 103 minutes | 2019

In April 1961, with John F. Kennedy in the White House and the Cold War ramping up, a Canadian government agent arrives in Kapuivik, north Baffin Island. His assignment: get a nomadic Inuit band led by elder Noah Piugattuk to leave their homeland and live with other Inuit in settlement housing. Originally conceived as a video installation, this feature film from the Isuma collective (led by director Zacharias Kunuk and screenwriter/cinematographer Norman Cohn) is a scathing condemnation of Canadian colonialism. Important chronicle of a calamitous incident that tenderly points up the rugged tenacity of the Inuit in the face of persistent adversity.
Q&A with the cast and crew

In collaboration with Musée McCord.

Toronto Film Festival

Vancouver Film Festival


Thursday October 17, 2019

Program #187
Cinéma du Musée

Zacharias Kunuk

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk
  • Producer Jonathan Frantz, Zacharias Kunuk
  • Cast Kim Bodnia, Apayata Kotierk, Benjamin Kunuk

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