Angirattut, by Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk, was selected to screen at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Kunuk’s latest fi lm documents Inuit knowledge, tradition and history through a restorative and healing journey. A group of Inuit elders and their families return to home sites on the land after being relocated to settlements more than fifty years ago. Through this homecoming journey, they remember their past and the pain of relocation.
Angirattut was produced in Inuktitut with no English subtitles, to immerse viewers in the world of Inuit without translation. This stresses the primary importance of Inuit filmmaking for Inuit audiences, and shows how indigenous filmmaking can strengthen and maintain indigenous languages worldwide.
The Amitturmiut project, the film’s companion website, launched October 15th on the IsumaTV collaborative multimedia platform at www.isuma.tv/Amitturmiut.