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World Premiere of Kakalakkuvik (Where the Children Dwell) at RIDM 2009

Catbird Productions is thrilled to announce award-winning filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk's latest film Kakalakkuvik (Where the Children Dwell), a first-person doc about the Inuit experience of residential school, will have its World Premiere at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal film festival in November.

As with other aboriginal populations, the purpose of the early educational system in the Arctic was assimilation – “to take the Eskimo out of the child”. This 26-minute film recounts the vivid memories of former students from Port Harrison (now Inukjuak, Québec), the first group of Inuit to sue the federal government for compensation. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an historic apology in the House of Commons to aboriginal survivors of residential school last year –  but can the pain ever be erased?

Made with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Kakalakkuvik was written, directed, and photographed by Jobie Weetaluktuk, produced by Katarina Soukup, and edited by Marie-Christine Sarda.

Watch an extract from Kakalakkuvik on YouTube.

RIDM screenings:
Thursday, November 12, 8:45pm at the Grande Biblothèque (475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est)
Monday, November 16, 5:15pm at the Cinéma Parallèle (3536 Boulevard St-Laurent)