If the Weather Permits

If the Weather Permits

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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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Credits
  • participation
    Naalak Nappaaluk
    Danny Alaku
    Timothy Etidloie
    Bobby Qamugaaluk
    Jimmy Kadjulik
  • research
    Elisapie Isaac
  • writer
    Elisapie Isaac
  • director
    Elisapie Isaac
  • camera
    Alex Margineanu
  • location sound
    Yann Cleary
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • editor
    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
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • producer
    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