One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk compresses respected Inuk elder, Piugattuk’s 96-year lifetime into a dramatized feature film portrait of one day in that life, a 24 hour day when the sun never sets, out hunting seals on the spring sea ice in May 1961, in the Igoolik region of north Baffin Island.
Learn more about Zach Kunuk’s work in INUA, the inaugural contemporary Inuit art exhibition at WAG-Qaumajuq, on now!
About the artist:
Zacharias Kunuk, OC, ON, is a filmmaker, sculptor and visual artist based in Iglulik (Igloolik), NU. Kunuk has redefined filmmaking in Canada and is at the forefront of innovative broadcast technology in the North. He is perhaps best known for his debut feature film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) (2001), the first Canadian feature film produced entirely in Inuktitut. The groundbreaking film won six Genie Awards and was ranked the number one Canadian film of all time in a 2015 poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival. He is a co-founder of Isuma Productions, the first independent Inuit-led film production company in Canada. In 2019, Kunuk and Isuma Productions represented Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale with their film One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019).
This post is part of RBCxWAG: INUA Virtual Sessions, connecting you with Qaumajuq’s inaugural exhibition no matter where you are in the world! Watch for monthly programs with the artists and curators at wag.ca/inua-online.