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Imalirijit

Vincent L’Hérault et Tim Anaviapik Soucie / 2022 / 27 min 11 min. / Inuktitut / SUBS ENGLISH, Inuktitut / Canada

Synopsis

Tim is a young father living in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. As his grandfather did before, he wants to start his own research to study water quality to benefit its community. Tim embarks on an inspiring journey that will lead to empowerment and cultural revitalization. The experience becomes an awakening for Tim and his team, a wind of change and adaptation for the community challenging the modern reality of the Canadian Arctic.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Vincent L’Hérault
  • Cinematographer : Vincent L’Hérault & Jean-Philippe Vachon
  • Editor : Benoît Côté
  • Sound : Vincent L’Hérault
  • Sound editor : Martin Lemay, Peak
  • Production : ArctiConnexion, Frangin, Productions 4 Éléments

Genre

Documentaire

Topics

Environment, Indigenous

Trailer

Biography

Vincent L’Herault is Ph.D. biologist and director at ArctiConnexion. He works in Nunavut with Inuit communities and several hundreds of hunters and fishermen. Throughout his work, Vincent uses video production. Committed artist and scientist, he was granted several provincial and national prizes.

Tim Anaviapik Soucie is a young father living in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. As his grandfather did before, he wants to start his own research to study water quality to benefit its community.

 

Festivals

- 2022 -
Best Documentary | Nunavut International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Dawson City Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, USA
In competition | CineGlobe Film Festival, Switzerland
In competition | SCINEMA International Science Film Festival, Australia
Mention spéciale | Présence autochtone, Canada
Prix du public | Festival de films pour l’environnement (FFPE), Canada
In competition | Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Canada
In competition | IndiFest Festival de Cinema Indígena de Barcelona, Spain
In competition | imagineNATIVE, Canada
In competition | Native Spirit Film Festival, Royaume-Unis
In competition | Yellowknife International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | American Indian Film Festival, USA
In competition | RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival, USA
In competition | Ethnofest - Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Grèce
In competition | Arctic Film Festival, USA

Awards

- 2022 - 
Best Documentary | Nunavut International Film Festival, Canada
Mention spéciale | Présence autochtone, Canada
Prix du public | Festival de films pour l’environnement (FFPE), Canada

Imalirijit was filmed from 2014 to 2018 in Pond Inlet, an Inuit community located at the northern tip of Baffin Island in Nunavut. My approach was to follow Tim, our main character, along each step of his research project from the very beginning through the end. The screenplay was written afterwards based on the material assembled and available. Tim, as a co-director, and I wanted to make a film that is positive about the Arctic and indigenous communities. We felt that too often we hear negative things on the news, we wanted to share this action and collaboration-oriented story that has generated nothing but benefits to the youth, Elders, and the community as a whole. We show the importance of multi-generational relationships, indigenous knowledge, youth engagement and community leadership and ownership.

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