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Bobby Kenuajuak was born in 1976 in the village of Puvirnituq on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. He won a National Film Board contest for Aboriginal filmmakers at the age of 23, which allowed him to learn his craft at the NFB's Montreal headquarters, where he spent 18 months producing this film.
Shot during three seasons, Kenuajuak's documentary tenderly portrays village life and the elements that forge the character of his people: their history, the great open spaces and their unflagging humour.
Though Kenuajuak appreciates the amenities of southern civilization that have made their way north, he remains attached to the traditional way of life and the land: its vast tundra, the sea teeming with Arctic char, the sky full of Canada geese. My Village in Nunavik is an unsentimental film by a young Inuk who is open to the outside world but clearly loves his village. With subtitles.

Director: Bobby Kenuajuak
Producer: Nicole Lamothe
Writing: Karina Goma
Photography: Stéphane Thibault
Photography: Martin F. Leblanc
Photography: Bobby Kenuajuak
Sound: Raymond Sabbah
Editing: France Dubé
Sound: Leopoldo Gutierrez
Sound: Serge Boivin
Sound: Jean Paul Vialard
Voice and Narration: Robert Watt
Voice and Narration: Bobby Kenuajuak
Music: Simon Carpentier

My Village in Nunavik

1999, Kenuajuak, Bobby

77 min 37 s

 

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