Productions

Finding Sally

A 23-year-old woman from an upper class family becomes a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. > more

Grand Cru

Burgundy winemaking legend Pascal Marchand faces his greatest challenges during the catastrophic 2016 season. > more

I Am Still Your Child

Growing up with a parent who suffers from mental illness. > more

Quebec Profond

A film about the astonishing marine creatures that dwell deep in the waters of the St. Lawrence River. > more

A Time to Swim

A former exile returns to his childhood village and struggles to navigate a complex web of interests and tensions in a race to save his culture. > more

Forever Dad

When a photographer loses contact with his son following a parental abduction, he embarks on an artistic project to make portraits of other fathers in the same situation. > more

Okpik’s Dream

The extraordinary life story of Harry Okpik, champion Inuit sled dog musher and amputee. > more

The Flying Stars

Portrait of civil war amputees in Sierra Leone through a soccer league and one of its most charismatic and haunted players. > more

Burgundy Jazz

A web documentary that explores the Montreal Black community's incredible contribution to jazz. > more

Come Worry With Us!

Can a rock band be the village that raises a child? Montreal band Silver Mt. Zion has accepted a child into its touring tribe. > more

Umiaq Skin Boat

  • A beautiful and poetic film about a group of Inuit elders in Inukjuak, Quebec who decide one summer to build the first traditional seal skin boat their community has seen in over 50 years. Once an essential vessel for travel and for hunting large prey like bowhead whales, the umiaq has been replaced in modern times by canoes powered with out-board motors. Over the course of working together on the boat, the elders recount astonishing stories of survival while navigating volatile and unforgiving Arctic waters, and of dangers both natural and man-made. Shot against the magnificent backdrop of the northern landscape, Umiaq Skin Boat bears witness to the resilience of the Inuit spirit in changing times.

    Director | Jobie Weetaluktuk
    Producer | Katarina Soukup
    Writer | Jobie Weetaluktuk
    Camera | Jobie Weetaluktuk, Caroline Oweetaluktuk, Lineas Kasudluak
    Editor | Marie-Christine Sarda
    Original Music | Jean-François Caissy
    Sound | Rita Lucy Ohaituk, Lineas Kasudluak, Éric LeMoyne, Jacques Comtois
    With | The Pukkik Cultural Group – Daniel Inukpuk, Daniel Oweetaluktuk Kasudluak, Josephie Nalaturuk, Elisapie Inukpuk, Jeannie Inukpuk, Nellie Nastapoka, Lydia Elijassiapik, Caroline Elijassiapik

    Canada Council for the Arts

    Vtape Distribution
    Documentary Educational Resources

    World Premiere - Hot Docs 2008 (Toronto)
    Closing Film - First Peoples' Festival 2008 (Montreal)
    11th Cinemambiente Film Festival (Torino/Rome)
    Rendez-vous du cinema quebecois 2009 (Montreal)
    14th Native American Film + Video Festival (New York)
    11th RAI Festival of Ethnographic Films (Leeds)
    (Co-Winner - Material Culture & Archaeology Film Prize)
    XX International Festival of Archaeological Film (Rovereto, IT)
    AAA/Society for Visual Anthropology Film, Video & Multimedia Festival (NYC)
    2009 Voices From the Waters Film Festival (Bangalore, India)
    2009 Global Visions Film Festival (Edmonton)
    2009 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (Winnipeg)