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A Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
IFC Center
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 7:00 PM
General Admission
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Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives in camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change.


In today’s contentious global media environment, when millions of people have been driven from their homes worldwide, Isuma media art in the UN Year of Indigenous Languages looks at the forced relocation of families from an Inuit point of view. Our name Isuma means ‘to think,’ a state of thoughtfulness, intelligence or an idea. As this film from Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) illuminates Canada’s relocation of Inuit in the 1950s and 60s, we seek to reclaim our history and imagine a different future.


Screening as part of the series Canada Now: Best New Films 2020.



Film Details
Country:Canada
Language:In English and Inuktitut with English subtitles.
Director:Zacharias Kunuk
Writer:Zacharias Kunuk
Norman Cohn
Editor:Norman Cohn
Cinematographer:Norman Cohn
Cast:Apayata Kotierk
Kim Bodnia
Benjamin Kunuk
Mark Taqqaugaq
Neeve Uttak
Tessa Kunuk
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
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