My Village in Nunavik
Bobby Kenuajuak was born in 1976 in the village of Puvirnituq on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. He won a National Film Board contest for Indigenous filmmakers at the age of 23, which allowed him to learn his craft at the NFB's Montreal headquarters, where he spent 18 months producing this film.
Shot during three seasons, Kenuajuak's documentary tenderly portrays village life and the elements that forge the character of his people: their history, the great open spaces and their unflagging humour.
Though Kenuajuak appreciates the amenities of southern civilization that have made their way north, he remains attached to the traditional way of life and the land: its vast tundra, the sea teeming with Arctic char, the sky full of Canada geese. My Village in Nunavik is an unsentimental film by a young Inuk who is open to the outside world but clearly loves his village. With subtitles.
1999, 46 min 57 s
Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA
Opera Prima Award
Festival de cinéma et vidéo des peuples autochtones des Amériques
August 6 to 13 1999, Quetzaltenango - Guatemala
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