I, Nuligak: An Inuvialuit History of First Contact

I, Nuligak: An Inuvialuit History of First Contact

This feature doc presents the fascinating account of Nuligak, who grew up in the Inuvialuit community of the western Canadian Arctic, in the Yukon. Born in 1895, he witnessed the first arrival of the white settlers who came to hunt the bowhead whale and the devastating effects of so-called civilization. But Nuligak, an orphan boy, was a survivor. Before he died in 1966, he wrote a record of his life on the land and the massive changes to Inuit culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. His words come alive through archival film and the narration and performance on camera of his descendants.

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Credits
  • director
    Tom Radford
  • co-director
    Peter Raymont
    Patrick Reed
  • producer
    Peter Raymont
  • co-producer
    Tom Radford
  • photography
    Randy Tomiuk
  • sound recordist
    Larry MacDonald
  • writer
    Tom Radford
    Patrick Reed
    Peter Raymont
  • editor
    David Kazala
  • music composer
    Mark Korven
  • narrator
    Tom Radford
  • voice
    Turpin Cockney
  • dramatic re-enactor
    Turpin Cockney
    Noel Cockney
  • production supervisor
    Janice Dawe
  • production manager
    Emma Radford
  • historical consultant
    Cathy Cockney
    Ishmael Alunik
  • research
    Patrick Reed
  • online editor
    Tim Richards
  • sound editor
    Jakob Thiesen
  • assistant sound editor
    Jason Crowe
  • dialogue editor
    Vince Agostini
  • re-recording mixer
    Ian Rodness
  • assistant editor
    Matthew Radford
  • graphics
    Philip Wilson
  • assistant to the producer
    Anousheh Showleh
  • post-production coordinator
    Philip Wilson
  • production accountant
    Candis Buder
  • production bookkeeper
    Carlos Fuentes
  • legal affairs
    Suzanne L. Cross
  • business affairs
    Del Mehes
  • post-production facilities
    Kitchen Sync Digital Audio
    Telling Pictures
  • additional music
    David Wilkie
    Kirk Elliott