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| 29 min

Dans ce court métrage documentaire, le cinéaste inuit Jobie Weetaluktuk documente les rituels complexes qui marquent l’arrivée au monde de son neveu en racontant l’histoire attendrissante d’une jeune femme et d’une naissance imprévue. Le petit garçon sera appelé Timuti, un prénom familier au sein de la communauté d’Inukjuak, qui établit la filiation entre ses membres.

  • script
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
  • direction
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
  • participation
    Andrew P. Atagotaaluk
    Jacka Echalook
    Elisapee Inukpuk
    Kim Moorhouse
    Timothy Napartuk
    Bobby Nayoumealuk
    Alacie Sherry Nayoumealuk
    Timothy Tommy Nayoumealuk
    Valerie Nayoumealuk
    Annie Nowra
    Lucy Weetaluktuk
  • animation
    Jonathan Wright
    Firas Momani
    Fred Casia
  • director of photography
    Sylvaine Dufaux
  • sound recording
    Claude Hazanavicius
  • editing
    MeiYen Chan
  • original music
    Geronimo Inutiq
  • music - interpretation
    Sylvia Cloutier
  • None
    Don Ayer
    Jason Annahatak
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
    Pat Dillon
    Isabelle Limoges
  • 1st assistant director
    Isabella-Rose Rowan Weetaluktuk
  • art direction
    Elisapee Inukpuk
  • stage hand
    Claude Sauvageau
  • data wrangler
    Jean-Sébastien Caron
  • 1st camera assistant
    Martine Leclerc
  • catering
    Mélanie Boudreau
    Eva Nutara
    François St-Jean
  • production assistant
    Antony Routledge
  • music
    Elisapee Inukpuk
  • researcher
    Carol Rowan
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • head of coordination and project support
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • technical project coordinator
    Steve Hallé
    Julie Laperrière
    Jean-François Laprise
    France Couture
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
  • sound mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • transcripts
    Jason Annahatak
  • mentor
    Lynn Trout
    Robbie Ditchburn
  • translation
    Jason Annahatak
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
    Robert Paquin
  • marketing officer
    Jean Saad
  • publicity stills
    Sylvaine Dufaux
    Jason Annahatak
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din


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Ages 10 to 18

Diversity - Identity
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Timuti is a visually powerful film that combines scenes of family life, archival footage, and shots of arctic landscapes to illustrate how individual identity is born of tradition, continuity and change. Have students take particular note of the tone of the dialogue in the film. What does it indicate about the culture into which Timuti is born? Ask students to consider how their own identities may have been influenced by a family or a cultural tradition. Is there anyone in the classroom who has been named for a relative, and do they know why they were given that name?

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