If the Weather Permits

This short documentary studies life in the village of Kangirsujuaq, in Nunavik. In this community lying on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, children's laughter fills the streets while the old people ponder the passage of time. They are nomads of the wide-open spaces who are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put. Here, teenagers lap up "southern" culture and, to kill time, play golf on the tundra. Here, the elders are slowly dying, while their entire culture seems to be fading away.

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Naalak Nappaaluk
Danny Alaku
Timothy Etidloie
Bobby Qamugaaluk
Jimmy Kadjulik
Elisapie Isaac
Elisapie Isaac
Elisapie Isaac
Alex Margineanu
location sound
Yann Cleary
Stéphane Barsalou
Marie-Christine Sarda
sound editor
Martin Allard
Marie-Ève Livernoche
narration text
Manon Barbeau
Elisapie Isaac
foley artist
Lise Wedlock
original music
Alain Auger
music re-recording
Studio Cozmo
Shelley Craig
Yves Bisaillon


  • greatnanuk

    “This film makes me think of my home town of Nain, Labrador. Isolated community) That's where I'm from. Now living in Nova Scotia. ” — greatnanuk, 9 Dec 2015

  • sylviarogier

    “I really like this film. You can truly perceive the gentleness and strength of the Inuit people (and other Arctic native people) through Elisapie. I hope to be able to find other films like this. ” — sylviarogier, 28 Oct 2015

  • josee

    “great short doc. i will be sharing it with many!” — josee, 3 Mar 2012

  • kruscito

    “@northernlights --> Unfortunately, the song isn't available anywhere since it was made for the film. Sorry!” — kruscito, 2 Dec 2011

  • northernlights

    “thanks for the name of the song but how can i get it ?. thanks” — northernlights, 1 Dec 2011

  • kruscito

    “@northernlights --> The ending song is called 'Leaving Salluit' and was composed specifically for the film by Alain Auger.” — kruscito, 28 Nov 2011

  • northernlights

    “'does anyone know the name of the song at the end and how to purchase it online? i enjoyed this film.her voice and structure of the editing” — northernlights, 27 Nov 2011

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