UNAKULUK, DEAR LITTLE ONE
Direction: Marie-Hélène Cousineau
A project by Arnait Video Productions (the first group of women filmmakers in the Arctic), this films is a first-person exploration of family relations in Inuit culture, based on solidarity and cooperation. Rooted in tradition, adoption is a reality with
which all Inuit families have experience.This documentary, which Marie-Hélène Cousineau directed in collaboration with Mary Kunuk, explores Inuit family relations through the personal histories of women who have experienced adoption in one way or another. In so doing, it falls within the trend of feminist collaborative film, in which the traditional mode of enunciation (“I speak about you for them”) gives way to an inclusive mode (“We speak to you about us”).
New York American Indian Cinema and Video Festival 2006.
Marie-Hélène Cousineau founded, with Mary Kunuk and Madeline Ivalu, Arnait Video Productions, the first women’s collective independent production company in the Arctic. It is a collective of Inuit women from Igloolik who express their values and views through a medium that allow them to share their stories. Cousineau produces and directs works with Arnait, including the personal documentary Unakuluk, Dear Little One.
The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2001)
Unakuluk, Dear Little One (2005)
Before Tomorrow (2008)