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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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112 minutes – Drama, Inuit
Language: Inuktitut, Danish, English
Festival release date: September 7, 2006 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Release date: March 11, 2006
Production company: Isuma
Canadian distributor: Alliance Atlantis

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen was inspired by the actual journals of a Danish anthropologist, Knud Rasmussen (Jens Jorn Spottag). Set primarily in and around Igloolik in 1922, the film depicts the encounter between a group of Inuit in Arctic Canada led by one of the last shamans of the Canadian Inuit, Aua, and Rasmussen and two other Danish ethnographers and explorers, Therkel Mathiassen and Peter Freuchen. THey lived with the extended family of the Inuit shaman Avva (Pakak Innukshuk) that included his wife Orulu (Neeve Irngaut Uttak) and, most importantly, his daughter Apak (Leah Angutimarik), who has some of his powers.

Also see: Northernstars reviews The Journals of Knud Rasmussen.

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Norman Cohn
Zacharias Kunuk
Elise Lund Larsen
Vibeke Vogel

Associate Producer:

Lucius Barre

Line Producer:

Stephane Rituit

Director:

Norman Cohn
Zacharias Kunuk

Screenwriter:

Eugene Ipkarnak
Madeline Ivalu
Herve Paniaq
Pauloosie Qulitalik
Lucy Tulugarjuk
Abraham Ulayuruluk
Louis Uttak

Cinematographer:

Norman Cohn

Editor:

Norman Cohn
Cathrine Ambus
Félix Lajeunesse

Production Designer:

Zacharias Kunuk
Louis Uttak

Art Director:

Charlotte Bech
Zacharias Kunuk
Pauloosie Qulitalik

Costume Designer:

Atuat Akkitirq
Micheline Ammaq
Susan Avingaq
Mary Qulitalik
Jan Thrysoe
Lone Thrysoe

Cast: Roles:

Pakak Innuksuk
Leah Angutimarik
Neeve Irngaut
Natar Ungalaaq
Samueli Ammaq
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Catherine Alaralak
Abraham Ulayuruluk
Jens Jørn Spottag
Kim Bodnia
Jakob Cedergren
Tommy Uttak
Apayata Kotierk
Cora Akkitirq
Racheal Uyarasuk
Larry Kangok
Eugene Ipkarnak

Aua
Apak
Orulu
Nuqallaq
Umik
Natar
Kigutikaajuk
Evaluarjuk
Knud Rasmussen
Peter Freuchen
Therkel Mathiassen
Taparte
Anguillianuk
Spirit
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