90 minutes – Documentary, Indigenous, Music
Languages: English and Inuktitut with English subtitles
Festival release date: September 9, 2022 (TIFF, World Premiere)
Release date: TBA
Production company: National Film Board (NFB)
Canadian distributor: National Film Board (NFB)
Ever Deadly is a music documentary that focuses on the life and performance Inuk throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, an improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and author from Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuuttiaq), who now divides her time between Nunavut and Toronto. A member of the Order of Canada, a Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner and recipient of multiple honorary doctorates, Tagaq is an original disruptor, a world-changing figure at the forefront of seismic social, political and environmental change. The film weaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph—all through the expressions of one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.