Critical Writing Index

Kunuk's silent partner: Norman Cohn grew up in New York. Zacharias Kunuk spent his early childhood living the Inuit life of the land. But somehow, they are cinematic soulmates.

by Sarah Milroy

The Globe and Mail, Sept. 6, 2006

The newspaper article focuses on The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, a film produced by Norman Cohn, a New York-born artist, and Zacharias Kunuk, who has lived his life in the traditional nomadic Inuit way with his family. “The film is set in the 1920s and describes the initial mutual curiosity and collaboration that flourished between whites and Inuit in that historical moment, and the synergy of their skills and ambitions.”

ITEM 2006.072 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Journals of Knud RasmussenNorman Cohn

AtanarjuatZacharias Kunuk

Michelle on the Day of SurgeryNorman Cohn

Children in hospital (1979-1980)Norman Cohn

Norman Cohn

Quartet for Deafblind (1987)