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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Zacharias Kunuk

1961. A wall is built in Germany, the first man travels to space and John F. Kennedy ends segregation in the United States. What history does not tell: Another indigenous nation is up rooted. On the Baffin Islands in the very north of Canada, Noah Piugattuk and his clan leave their camp to hunt. On their first break, a white man approaches them on his dogsled carrying gifts and a translator. The Canadian government sent him; the Inuit are supposed to move to a reservation and send their children to school. But the Inuit will not consider giving up their nomadic lifestyle. A never-ending dialogue begins between the different languages, lost somewhere between comedy and hopelessness. In the midst of an icy snowscape, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk represents the ruthless attack of the west on the habitat of the „First People“ all over the world.

Zacharias Kunuk, winner of the Golden Camera at the Cannes Film Festival with‚ Atanarjuat-The Fast Runner’(2002),presents this highly exceptional work at the Venice Biennale. He is a co-founder of Isuma, a media collective that aims to preserve the languages, culture and working techniques.

25 April 2020

18:00 h, Kino des DFF

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Direction Zacharias Kunuk
Year CAN 2019
Duration 111 min
Language OmeU
Production Zacharias Kunuk; distributor: Isuma
Cast Apayata Kotierk, Kim Bodnia, Benjamin Kunuk i.a.
Camera Jonathan Frantz
Script Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk
Editing Norman Cohn, Jonathan Frantz
Sound Valéry Dufort - Boucher, Éric Ladouceur