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In this evocative short documentary, Inuk singer-songwriter and humanitarian Susan Aglukark weaves together stories of artistry, family, and belonging as she explores the complex cultural shifts of the last 50 years of Inuit life. Turning her lens on the turbulence of colonial transition, director Nyla Innuksuk examines the forces that shaped Aglukark's voice and how that voice is now being translated for a new generation of Inuit artists.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2016 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Breaths, Nyla Innuksuk, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • recipient
    Susan Aglukark
  • writer
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • director
    Nyla Innuksuk
  • featuring
    Susan Aglukark
    Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt
  • director of photography
    aAron Munson
  • editing
    Erika MacPherson
  • sound design
    Christine Fellows
  • sound recordist
    Micah Henry
  • camera assistant
    Marcel Kreutzer
  • assistant editor
    Marcel Kreutzer
  • online editing
    Tony Wytinck
  • re-recording
    Bruce Little
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • translation
    Claude Dionne
    Janet Tamalik McGrath
    Suzie Napayok-Short
  • supervising producer
    Stéphanie L'Écuyer
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • administrator
    Bree Beach
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
    Jasmine Pullukatt
  • technical coordinator
    Hans Olson
  • producer
    Jon Montes
  • executive producer
    David Christensen

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