Critical Writing Index

Tragedy at the top of the world: From a traditional Inuit town, a film about the shattering of tradition

by Gayle MacDonald

The Globe and Mail, Mar. 18, 2006, pp. R1, R5

Gayle MacDonald discusses Zacharias Kunuck's new film, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, and how it illustrates the effects of missionaries bringing Christianity to the north. The article also discusses how the film attempts to answer the questions "Who were we? And what happened to us?" for the Inuit who find themselves dealing with many social challenges, including youth suicide.

ITEM 2006.014 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Journals of Knud RasmussenZacharias Kunuk