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My Village in Nunavik

My Village in Nunavik

| 46 min

Shot during 3 seasons, this documentary tenderly portrays village life in Puvirnituq, on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, as well as the elements that forge the character of its people: their history, the great open spaces, and their unflagging humour.

This film was produced as part of an emerging filmmaker competition for Indigenous filmmakers. It was directed by Bobby Kenuajuak of Puvirnituq, age 23.

  • director
    Bobby Kenuajuak
  • producer
    Nicole Lamothe
  • script
    Karina Goma
  • photography
    Stéphane Thibault
    Martin F. Leblanc
    Bobby Kenuajuak
  • sound
    Raymond Sabbah
  • editing
    France Dubé
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Pilon
  • mixing
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • narration
    Robert Watt
    Bobby Kenuajuak
  • music
    Simon Carpentier


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Ages 15 to 17

Diversity - Identity
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Discussion questions: Why, when people and their buildings move, does their way of life stay the same? What is the role of storytelling in creating and maintaining culture, knowledge and a connection to history and life skills? How does a society determine what is to be revered and valued as it is, vs. what is discarded or adapted to new realities? Why does the community need to maintain its hunting skills?

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