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July 2019

Circumpolar Cinema: Katie Doane Avery

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From intimate family dramas and coming-of-age romances to a steam punk, alt-historical epic lead by four Indigenous women in the Old West, Iñupiaq filmmaker Katie Doane Avery’s category-defying stories continue to challenge the stereotypical tropes that often pervade narrative filmmaking.

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Circumpolar Cinema: Mosha Folger

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Films and filmmaking have been an integral part of Ottawa-based Mosha Folger’s life since he can remember. From documentaries to stop motion shorts and music videos, the director captures the nuances of numerous social, economic and political issues facing those living throughout the Arctic.

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Arnait and Isuma’s Latest Co-Production Coming This Fall

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Alongside the official trailer, additional details have been released for third feature film written and directed by award-winning filmmakers Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau. Set in Nunavik shortly after World War II, Restless River (2019) is based off Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 novel Windflower.

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Riddu Riđđu Festival Highlights Nunavummiut Artists

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Nunavummuit took centre stage as the Riddu Riđđu: Sami Music and Culture Festival’s “Northern People of the Year.” The 2019 edition of the annual festival, held in the community of Manndalen, Norway, boasted an impressive roster of Inuit creatives from musicians to filmmakers and more.

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Circumpolar Cinema: Glenn Gear

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Originally from Newfoundland, Montreal-based animator, filmmaker and visual artist Glenn Gear is often inspired by the exploration of his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. Working with moving images and installations, the artist captures the liminal space between natural and built environments.

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