Critical Writing Index

Nunavut (Our Land): Igloolik Isuma International (Unpublished) Proposal to Telefilm, Mtl. 1993

by Igloolik Isuma Productions

VIDEO re/VIEW: The (best) Source for Critical Writings on Canadian Artists' Video, 1996, pp. 69-71

Toronto: Art Metropole and V tape, 1996

The proposal explains the need for a new non-stereotyped television program, Nunavut, due to the problematic nature of previous productions created under Western assumptions. The basis is on the differences between Inuit and European storytelling tradition and methodology, the implications of the Inuit oral tradition as opposed to Western literary practices, and the fundamental Inuit belief in cooperation and forces of Nature as main narrative subjects, counter to Western culture's focus on conflict and expression of passionate emotion.

ITEM 1996.039 – available for viewing in the Research Centre