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

Urban Inuk

Urban Inuk follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer. Only two generations ago Inuit lived in small, nomadic hunting camps scattered across the vast Arctic landscape. Since the 1950s, this traditional lifestyle has undergone an astonishing transition from Stone Age to Information Age, as Inuit first relocated (often by force) to government-run settlements, and, more recently, beyond the settlement into southern cities. We first encounter Jayson and his friend Charlie Adams (the renowned Nunavik singer/songwriter), who are both homeless and on the streets of Montreal. In this urban jungle, they meet Pitsulala Lyta, an Inuk Outreach Worker for the Native Friendship Centre. Originally from Iqaluit, Pitsulala came to Montreal at age 17 and lived for many years on the street, but has turned her life around and is now dedicated to helping homeless Inuit get their bearings in the city. Through their stories, the film explores the “urbanization” of the Inuit psyche, as Inuit move further and further away from a direct connection to the land that has sustained their culture for thousands of years. Grand Prize - Rigoberta Menchu Community Award (Montreal First People's Festival 2006)

Production Company | Igloolik Isuma Productions/Kunuk-Cohn Productions
Director | Jobie Weetaluktuk
Producer | Katarina Soukup
Executive Producers | Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
Writers | Jobie Weetaluktuk, Jayson Kunnuk
Director of Photography | François Beauchemin
Editor | Marie-Christine Sarda, Jean-Michel Laprise
Sound | Marcel Fraser, Philippe Scultéty, Oleksa Lozowchuk
Original Music | Charlie Adams, Abraham Ulayuruluk
With | Jayson Kunnuk, Charlie Adams, Pitsulala Lyta, Abraham Ulayuruluk, Moatie Kunnuk

Canadian Television Fund, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, SODEC – Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit

Aboriginal People's Television Network (APTN), Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV)

Isuma Distribution International Isuma TV

Native Voices Film Festival (2007), Cowichan Nation Aboriginal Film Festival (2006), Göttingen International Film Festival (2006), Native Voices Film Festival, Syracuse International Film and Video Festival (2006), Rencontre International du documentaire de Montreal RIDM (2005), ImagineNative Film Festival (2005), RIDM Coup de Coeur (2006-2007), National Film Board of Canada -Montreal (2006), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2006), Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Washington (2005).