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Films on IceCinemas of the Arctic$
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Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694174

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001

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‘Who Were We? and What Happened to Us?’: Inuit Memory and Arctic Futures in Igloolik Isuma Film and Video

‘Who Were We? and What Happened to Us?’: Inuit Memory and Arctic Futures in Igloolik Isuma Film and Video

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(p.33) 1. ‘Who Were We? and What Happened to Us?’: Inuit Memory and Arctic Futures in Igloolik Isuma Film and Video
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Films on Ice
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Marian Bredin

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0002

This chapter analyses the history of one of the most successful indigenous film- and video-making groups, Nunavut’s Isuma. Based in Igloolik, Bredin charts the emergence of the group, as led by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, while addressing the historical limitations on Inuit filmmaking in Canada. Bredin examines the impact of Isuma’s works both on indigenous filmmaking in the Arctic and in Canada, as well as on global art cinema. Bredin provides a detailed history of Isuma from its early days in community activism and Inuit video production, to its move into documentary and feature filmmaking. The chapter focuses on The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006) and also considers works such as Cannes award winner Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Bredin concludes with an analysis of Isuma’s distribution strategies and its goal to connect with both indigenous and non-indigenous audiences.

Keywords:   Isuma, Nunavut, Zacharias Kunuk, indigenous cinemas, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, digital distribution, community activism

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