CANADIAN CHANGE MAKERS: NUNAVUT / NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The Canadian Change Makers program showcases “change makers” who are driven by the genuine goal of making the world a better place in some way.
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K’I TAH AMONGST THE BIRCH
2022 | Canada | 11 mins
Director: Melaw Nakehk’o
VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA
Filmmaker/activist Melaw Nakehk’o has spent the pandemic with her family at a remote land camp in the Northwest Territories, “getting wood, listening to the wind, staying warm and dry, and watching the sun move across the sky.” In documenting camp life—activities like making fish leather and scraping moose hide—she anchors the COVID experience in a specific time and place.
VIEWING REGION: On-site only
Ever Deadly is an immersive, visceral music and cinema experience featuring Tanya Tagaq, avant-garde Inuit throat singer, and created in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan. This documentary explores Tagaq’s transformation of sound with an eye to colonial fallout, natural freedom and Canadian history. We witness Tagaq’s intimate relationship with the Nuna— the Land — a living, breathing organism present in all forms of her improvised performances. Ever Deadly weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph, all through the expressions of one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.
2022 | Canada | 90 mins