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Amarok's Song - The Journey to Nunavut

1998 1 h 15 min
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In this feature-length documentary, three generations of the Caribou Inuit family come together to tell the story of their journey as Canada's last nomads. From the independent life of hunting on the Keewatin tundra to taking the reins of the new territory of Nunavut on April 1, 1999, we see it all. The film is the result of a close collaboration between Ole Gjerstad, a southern Canadian, and Martin Kreelak, an Inuk. It's Martin's family that we follow, as the story is told through his own voice, through those of the Elders, and through those of the teens and young …

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In this feature-length documentary, three generations of the Caribou Inuit family come together to tell the story of their journey as Canada's last nomads. From the independent life of hunting on the Keewatin tundra to taking the reins of the new territory of Nunavut on April 1, 1999, we see it all.

The film is the result of a close collaboration between Ole Gjerstad, a southern Canadian, and Martin Kreelak, an Inuk. It's Martin's family that we follow, as the story is told through his own voice, through those of the Elders, and through those of the teens and young adults who were born in the settlements and form the first generation of those growing up with satellite TV and a permanent home.

  • director
    Martin Kreelak
    Ole Gjerstad
  • producer
    Lucie Pageau
    Malcolm Guy
    Janice Epp
    Ole Gjerstad
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • script
    Ole Gjerstad
    Martin Kreelak
  • camera
    Andrei Khabad
    Michael Parsons
  • sound
    Samuel Iqtiliq
    Nick Huard
  • editing
    Howard Goldberg
  • sound editing
    Paul Herspiegel
  • mix
    Paul Herspiegel
  • music
    Janet Lumb
    Dino Giancola

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