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