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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:15pm
Yukon Arts Centre

It's April 1961. John Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When a white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

In English and Inuktitut w/ English Subtitles

Producer/cinematographer, Jonathan Frantz in attendance.

Recommended for general audiences.

Selected for the TIFF Top Ten Canadian films of 2019

  • Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
  • 2019, Nunavut
  • 113 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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