Spotlighting the enforced exodus in the 1960s of an Inuit band on Baffin Island, the Isuma collective pays vibrant tribute to solidarity and tradition.
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...
NUNAVUT, Québec, Canada
| 103 minutes | 2019
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