Panel: Taking Shape: New Forms for Northern Stories

Sunday, March 23 / 4 pm @ Cinematheque

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents a discussion around filmmaking and digital projects in Canada’s north and some of the ways that Inuit are using new technology to tell their own stories. From films made by southern Canadians about Inuit life, to Inuit-lead productions and digital apps, this panel will consider the various ways that media production is uniting northern communities and exposing southerners and northerners to new voices, cultural messages, and Inuit narratives.

Panelists include Tommy Akulukjuk and Ryan Oliver, collaborators in creating Inuktitut-centric games and Apps (Pangnirtung, Nunavut), filmmaker Nyla Innuksuk (Toronto) and filmmaker Kevin Nikkel (Winnipeg). Moderated by Alicia Smith, National Film Board (Winnipeg).

Co-presented by the National Film Board of Canada and Film Training Manitoba