dir. Zacharias Kunuk, 2019
NR, 113 min, Canada, in English and Inuktitut with English subtitles


Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by
dogteam, just as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as
Boss arrives in camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of
momentous change.

In today’s contentious global media environment, when millions of people have been driven
from their homes worldwide, Isuma media art in the UN Year of Indigenous Languages looks at
the forced relocation of families from an Inuit point of view. Our name Isuma means ‘to think,’ a
state of thoughtfulness, intelligence or an idea. As this film illuminates Canada’s relocation of
Inuit in the 1950s and 60s, we seek to reclaim our history and imagine a different future.

“One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk is a comedy of manners that is no laughing matter. The latest film from Zacharias Kunuk (The Fast Runner, Searchers) sees Inuit-settler relationships humorously and tragically lost in translation.” —POV Magazine

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