The Shaman’s Apprentice

The Shaman’s Apprentice

Original Title: Angakuksajaujuq
Directed by: Zacharias Kunuk
Age Group: Grades 5+
Available from November 29th to December 13th, 2021

Inuktitut with Eng Subs
Biography, Drama

PLOT : The Shaman's Apprentice is an animated adaptation of an Inuit traditional story, from the North Baffin region. The Shaman's Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test - a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to control her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her. The stories plot is steeped in Inuit traditional beliefs, and spirituality, ensuring the story's authenticity is preserved.

Zacharias Kunuk. Zacharias Kunuk, is a Canadian Inuk Producer, Director, sculptor and visual artist based in Iglulik, Nunavut. Kunuk has redefined filmmaking in Canada and is at the forefront of innovative broadcast technology in the North. He is best known for his debut feature film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) in 2001, which was the first Canadian feature film produced entirely in Inuktitut. The groundbreaking film won six Genie Awards and was ranked the number one Canadian film of all time in a 2015. Kunuk is a co-founder of Isuma Productions, the first independent Inuit-led film production company in Canada and in 2019, Kunuk represented Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale with their film One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. Most recently, Kunuk has won the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Length 0h 20min

Production Kingulliit Productions, Taqqut Productions

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