Isuma: Inuit Video Art

Isuma: Inuit Video Art

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by Michael Evans
     
 

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Since director Zacharias Kunuk was awarded the Camera d'Or Award at Cannes in 2001, Igloolik Isuma Productions has been among the most well-known and influential indigenous film companies in the world. Isuma's premier movie, Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) - the first-ever feature film produced by the Inuit and presented entirely in the Inuktitut language - has received

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Since director Zacharias Kunuk was awarded the Camera d'Or Award at Cannes in 2001, Igloolik Isuma Productions has been among the most well-known and influential indigenous film companies in the world. Isuma's premier movie, Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) - the first-ever feature film produced by the Inuit and presented entirely in the Inuktitut language - has received numerous awards and critical acclaim.


"In Isuma Michael Evans explores multiple aspects of the production company's filmmaking, including its cultural and political stances, its embrace of folklore and respect for ancestors, and its role in the Arctic community of Igloolik. In-depth interviews with the people of Isuma and a thoughtful analysis of their films reveal how the producers combine their vision of Inuit wisdom and honour with the demands of modern filmmaking to create compelling and visually stunning films that share Inuit culture with an international audience.

Isuma: Inuit Video Art is a pragmatic, comprehensive and accessible study, bringing Isuma's Arctic to life while positioning its efforts within a larger frame of indigenous media and cultural expression."

Editorial Reviews

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"Isuma: Inuit Video Art should be required reading for anyone studying folklore and media and especially Indigenous media." Joanna Hearne, University of Missouri-Columbia

"Capturing a pivotal moment in Inuit/Canadian/film history, Isuma: Inuit Video Art is one of the most accomplished books I have read in a long time. There is a richness in detail in both the interviews and the author's reflections on them ... Cleary, Evan

"The author's presentation of valuable interview material with videographers in different groups with diverging goals and interests makes this work especially important." Marian Bredin, communications, popular culture and film, Brock University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773574663
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
04/03/2008
Series:
McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Michael Robert Evans is associate professor, journalism, Indiana University.

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Isuma: Inuit Video Art 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everythings fine. Lol. Wanna be friends? :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote an apology on pool party res 3 do if your willing to accept it, i would sugest reading it... and btw i meant every single word i wrote in that apology... :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and sees the kit. She runs up to her picking her up and carrys her to res 4