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Welcome to Nunavut

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Cultural History, Contemporary Issues, Human Rights, and History
Synopsis

This film travels above the treeline for an intimate visit with six northern characters during four frenzied days at the birth of Nunavut--Canada's newest territory. A delightfully frank and often funny portrait of the inherent drama and conflicts of key people who are all furiously working towards a day that will go down in history. Maybe it's too much too soon. Maybe it's too little too late. Meet people with both views. Some are Inuit who've lived in the Arctic all their lives, while others came for a while and somehow never left: from the newly elected Inuk premier to an ex-Montrealer beautician, from an old-guard politician to an up-and-coming Inuk rock star.

Stage
finished
Running time
40 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
National Film Board of Canada
Country
Canada
Years of Production
1999
Locations
Nunavut, Canada

Distribution Details

Release year
1999
Broadcast (Acq.)
CBC
Language
English, Inuktitut

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