Finding My Talk

Extra Bitter

Tabala

George Johnston

Eeyou Astchee

Invasion of the Beer People

Broken Promises

Radio Novelas

Nunavik Heritage CD-Rom

Running in the Midnight Sun

North to Nowhere

From Cherry English

Capturing Spirit

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  Paul Rickard

Finding My Talk: A Journey through
Aboriginal Languages

This one hour documentary follows the journey of Cree filmmakerPaul M. Rickard as he searches for his own language roots and discovers the tireless efforts of many individuals who are promoting, reviving and preserving the use of Aboriginal languages within their communities. Distributed by Mushkeg Media Inc.

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  Extra Bitter

Extra Bitter: Stories from the Chocolate Islands

Scarred by 500 years of slavery and colonial plunder, the islands of São Tomé and Principe are an enigma. Located off the West coast of Africa, they may be the most obscure country in the world. Many maps of Africa don't even show them. Distributed by Nutaaq.

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  Tabala

Tabala: Rhythms in the Wind

TABALA sounds the beat of the drums for Quebec's hottest African artists. In this film filled with song and dance, an eclectic group of performers tell their stories, explore their creative traditions, personal visions and artistic connections. Shot on location in street festivals, world beat venues, and behind the scenes in rehearsals, dance workshops and recording studios, TABALA portrays the struggle of talented artists of the African diaspora to carve out their rightful place within the spectrum of Canada's performing arts. Distributed by Nutaaq.

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  Johnston

Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer

Johnston's photos lovingly portray a sense of history and a zest for life. His work as a photographer in the period from 1920-45, when few Indian people spoke English, has long been recognized in the Native community. Johnston's work predates a generation of Indian and Inuit photographers. Distributed by National Film Board of Canada

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  Forest

The Disappearing Forests of Eeyou Astchee

For hundreds of generations, the Cree of Northern Quebec have lived in a land they call Eeyou Astchee. The vast boreal forests of this region shelter a huge variety of animal and plant species. Cree elders remember when the land was bountiful, when the Cree lived from the land. 40% of the people of Eeyou Astchee still depend on the land and its resources to sustain them. Distributed by Grand Council of the Cree.

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  Beer People

Invasion of the Beer People

What happens ...When a giant international brewery uses a small Canadian Inuit village to stage a massive promotion for beer? Distributed by Nutaaq.

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  Broken Promises

Broken Promises: The High Arctic Relocation

In the summer of 1953, the Canadian government relocated seven Inuit families from Northern Québec to the High Arctic. They were promised an abundance of game and fish - in short, a better life. The government assured the Inuit that if things didn't work out, they could return home after two years. Two years later, another 35 people joined them. It would be thirty years before any of them saw their ancestral lands again. Distributed by Nutaaq and National Film Board of Canada

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  Radio Novelas

Radio Novelas

A television documentary about native broadcasting in Québec and Bolivia. Directed by Garry Beitel. A fascinating journey to Bolivia and Northern Québec, during which native broadcasters explore the use of "soap opera" on community radio as a tool for change. Distributed by Nutaaq.

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  Nunavik

Nunavik Heritage CD-ROM

The photographs reflect the life and people of Northern Québec (Nunavik) from the 1880's till the present. The flexibility of the CD-ROM software allows the images to be organized and retrieved by thematic categories such as specific individuals or families, geographical locations, time periods, historical events or photograph contents. The disc design maximizes user interaction and allows images to be printed or incorporated into other documents. Distributed by Avataq Cultural Institute

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  Midnight Sun

Running the Midnight Sun

To their friends they're eccentric, to the Inuit they're bizarre, but they consider themselves just ordinary people who like to push themselves to the limit. They are ultra runners.

Once a year, under a sun that never sets, they gather from all over North America to challenge an 84 kilometer gravel road located 700 kilometers above the Arctic Circle. Distributed by Nutaaq.

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  nowhere

North to Nowhere: Quest for the Pole

In North to Nowhere, nine adventurers from five countries attempt the Polar trek. They include Shinzi Kazama, a motorcyclist from Japan; Pam Flowers, a ninety pound dogsledder from Alaska; Nicholas Hulot and Hubert de Chevigny, ultra-light pilots from France and Dick Smith, an Australian helicopter pilot. As well, a planeload of American tourists fly to the Pole for a very expensive one hour photo opportunity. No Distributer (unavailable)

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  From Cherry English

From Cherry English

"From Cherry English" is a brutal poem turned film about losing your native tongue; literally. It's the story of Traylor an urban Mi'kmaq who tries to impress a blonde bar girl with his "nativeness" and gets, or loses, more than he bargains for.
Distributed by Vtape.

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  Capturing Spirit

Capturing Spirit

The 70 minute film follows the lives of two character as they become young adults. It chronicals the everyday struggles, challenges and successes they face growing up in a small Arctic town. Lead characters Ben Watt and Evie Mark must grapple with family strife, physical and alcohol abuse, suicide and clashing cultures as they grow up. Dramatic vignettes highlight events and choices in their lives from birth to adulthood. Distributed by Makivik Corporation.

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  Nunavut

Welcome to Nunavut

Welcome to Nunavut is an intimate visit with six northern characters during four frenzied days in the birth of Canada's newest territory. It's the story of a single moment in history told from six uniquely personal perspectives. Distributed by National Film Board of Canada.

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