new voices in inuit cinema
Meet the creators working on their first films with the National Film Board of Canada! Filmmaker Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk brings us behind the scenes of Three Thousand, her current film in production, a sci-fi documentary portrait of Inukjuak, Nunavik. Echo Henoche is animating her first film, the legend of a polar bear who transforms into a mountain. Come and see their visual research, testing and sample scenes, as Isabella and Echo share their process from idea to production, and invite comments and questions to help develop and challenge their work. They are joined by their producer, Kat Baulu, from the NFB―a longstanding producer of work by Inuit creators, and partner with the Government of Nunatsiavut in the Unikkausivut legacy project. Echo’s short film will be premiering in Nain in 2017 for the opening of the Illusuak Cultural Center, part of the NFB’s commitment to developing new talent in the North.