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On Inuit Cinema | Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget

By Mark David Turner
Categories: Film Studies, Indigenous Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 91
Paperback : 9781894725910, 272 pages, July 2022

Table of contents


A Note About Inuit Languages

Inuit Territories: Lands, Ice, and Waters


1 - Introduction

Interview Process and Structure



2 - Interviews

Arnait Ikajuqtigiit | Arnait Video Productions

Stephen Agluvak Puskas

A Checklist for Making Film in and with Inuit Communities


Inuk Silis Høegh

OKâlaKatiget Society

Fran Williams

Sarah Abel


3 – Moments in Inuit Cinema


4 – Filmography


Image Credits



Stories about Inuit cinema, centring on the people involved in its creation.


  • Short-listed, Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing 2023
  • Winner, IPPY Awards, Silver Medalist, Performing Arts 2024


Since the invention of moving pictures, countless Inuit have worked in front of and behind the camera. The diversity and complexity of this body of work makes capturing and conveying its full scale a challenge.

Together with Inuit filmmakers, media advocates, and producers, as well as with their collaborators, colleagues, and families, Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema begins an important and overdue conversation.  

Composed of interviews, new writing, a catalogue of moments in the history of Inuit cinema, and a filmography of 500 films and televisions shows both about and by Inuit, Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget | On Inuit Cinema tells a story about Inuit cinema that centres on the people involved in its creation.

This book is essential reading for students, scholars, and all readers interested in Inuit, Indigenous and circumpolar media.

Contributors: Sarah Abel · asinnajaq · Kat Baulu · Marie-Hélène Cousineau · Inuk Silis Høegh · Madeline Ivalu · Blandina Makkik · Stephen Agluvak Puskas · Lucy Tulugarjuk · Jobie Weetaluktuk · Fran Williams


"Turner's book is a landmark in this field, and should be a part of any collection or library focused on Inuit culture -- as well as any with a focus on film and film history."

- Russell A. Potter, Arctic Book Review