Posts Tagged ‘Nunavut’

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Filmmaker Q&A: Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

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Find out how this biting socio-political satire came to be, straight from filmmaker Mark Sandiford.

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NFB Education Visits the Arctic

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This blog post was written by Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell. In early December of last year, National Film Board Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell traveled to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as part of an extensive Educational Outreach initiative focused on Canada’s newest territory. The NFB has the world’s largest collection of more »

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Interpreting the North: An interview with Joe Otokiak

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Seeing we seem to be on a confession roll here, I don’t see much point in withholding the following information from you guys. Friends, readers – I’m a huge nerd. Now, that wouldn’t be so bad if I was super nerdy about this one thing, like say, brain surgery, or microfinance, or even astrophysics. Nerdery more »

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Stories from the world’s largest Inuit film collection launch, pt. 3

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Recently, on a beautiful fall evening in Ottawa, hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the National Art Gallery for the launch of Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories. We’d like to introduce you to some of them… When I caught up with 21-year-old Valerie Kogvek, she’d just stepped off stage. Her cheeks were still more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

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Postcard from Iqaluit, Nunavut

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On Saturday afternoon, I went for a little stroll around Iqaluit. I love the North, I love walking, and I love taking photos. So you can imagine my delight at being all at once up North, walking and taking photos. One of the first things I saw, leaving the Frobisher Inn, was this awesome mural more »

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Tracing the lines of identity: an impromptu conversation about Inuit face tattoos

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I’m in Iqaluit. There is snow on the ground and the sun sets around 4, but it doesn’t feel very cold, perhaps because of the very warm people we are meeting everywhere. Last night, a couple of Iqaluit musicians invited us into their home for dinner. Ellen Hamilton and Chris Coleman live in a beautiful, more »

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Unikkasivut: Artisans from the shadows… and the cold

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This post was translated from French. Most of you have seen our legendary short film How to Build an Igloo, but not many of you are aware of the scope of the NFB’s collection of films on the Inuit. The NFB currently houses 110 unique films that depict this northern people and document life in more »

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Stories From Our Land 2.0: Calling all emerging Nunavut filmmakers

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After the “Stories From Our Land” Iqaluit Workshop last year and “Stories From Our Land 1.5: Stories without Words” – a short film program where 6 Nunavut filmmakers made 5 minute films without interviews or narration, the NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation are once again joining forces to create a new short film more »

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One-woman film crew Dianne Whelan talks about shooting on Everest and in the Canadian Arctic

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I told you earlier this week I’d try to get Dianne Whelan on the phone to pick her brains about making This Land, her great Arctic documentary, and talk about what she’s been up to since. Well, a promise is a promise, guys. I spoke to Dianne yesterday, from her home in Garden Bay near more »