On Inuit Cinema | Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget

By Mark David Turner
Categories: Indigenous Studies, Film Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Publisher: Memorial University Press
Paperback : 9781894725910, 272 pages, July 2022

Table of contents


A Note About Inuit Languages

Inuit Territories: Lands, Ice, and Waters


1 - Introduction

Interview Process and Structure



2 - Interviews

Arnait Ikajuqtigiit | Arnait Video Productions

Stephen Agluvak Puskas

A Checklist for Making Film in and with Inuit Communities


Inuk Silis Høegh

OKâlaKatiget Society

Fran Williams

Sarah Abel


3 – Moments in Inuit Cinema


4 – Filmography


Image Credits




Since the invention of moving pictures, countless Inuit have worked in front of and behind the camera. The diversity and complexity of this body of work makes capturing and conveying its full scale a challenge.

Together with Inuit filmmakers, media advocates, and producers, as well as with their collaborators, colleagues, and families, Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema begins an important and overdue conversation.  

Composed of interviews, new writing, a catalogue of moments in the history of Inuit cinema, and a filmography of 500 films and televisions shows both about and by Inuit, Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema tells a story about Inuit cinema that centres on the people involved in its creation.

This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and all readers interested in Inuit, Indigenous and circumpolar media.

Contributors: Sarah Abel · asinnajaq · Kat Baulu · Marie-Hélène Cousineau · Inuk Silis Høegh · Madeline Ivalu · Blandina Makkik · Stephen Agluvak Puskas · Lucy Tulugarjuk · Jobie Weetaluktuk · Fran Williams