One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

24

112 minutes – Drama, History, Indigenous
Language: Inuktitut / English
Festival release date: September 13, 2019 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: January 30, 2020 (Winnipeg, MB)
Production companies: Kingulliit Productions, Isuma Productions Inc.
Canadian distributor: Isuma Distribution International Ltd.

In April 1961, John Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience; and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.

Also see: One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk at the Biennale de Venezia 2019



One Day in the Life of Noah PiugattukOne Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
Crew:
Producer: Zacharias Kunuk
Jonathan Frantz
Executive Producer:

Zacharias Kunuk
Norman Cohn

Director:

Zacharias Kunuk

Screenwriter:

Zacharias Kunuk
Norman Cohn

Cinematographer:

Norman Cohn
Jonathan Frantz

Editor:

Norman Cohn
Jonathan Frantz

Production Designer:

Susan Avingaq

Art Director:

Samueli Ammaq (Set Decorator)
Madeline Ivalu (Set Decorator)

Costume Designer:

Michelline Ammaq

Cast:Roles:

Apayata Kotierk
Kim Bodnia
Benjamin Kunuk
Mark Taqqaugaq
Gamaili Ulayuk
Neeve Uttak
Jacky Qrunnut
Tessa Kunuk
Jenelle Attagutaluk
Gouchrard Uttak
Todd King Ammaq
Patrick John Attagutaluk
Joseph Uttak
Bailey Ammaq
Travis Kunnuk
Roger Robert Attagutaluk
Louisa Kipisgaq

Noah Piugattuk
Isumataq (Boss)
Evaluarjuk (Ningiuq)
Amaaq
Kunuk
Tatigat
Mallik
Nattuk
Akpallapik
Japaty
Qattalik
Samueli
Qulittalik
Qatturainnuk
Kipsigak
Taqaugaq
Iqaqsaq