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Nominated for Best Experimental


11' • Canada • 2020

English, Inuktitut

Director: Ella Morton

Producer: Ella Morton

Camera & Edit: Ella Morton
Narration: Naulaq LeDrew
Sound Design: John MacLean
Processing & Scanning Niagara: Custom Lab Outfitters Inukpak Outfitting (Iqaluit), Peter Kilabuk (Pangnirtung)

Kajanaqtuq is a short experimental film that features the voice of Inuk Elder Naulaq LeDrew. She speaks about her home in Nunavut, Canada and how Inuit lifestyles have changed since her youth. Altered Super 8mm film footage of the region illustrates her account of historical events and Inuit mythology

Director's Bio: Ella Morton is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker. Her expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies and projects across Canada, as well as in Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Finland. She uses experimental analogue processes to capture the sublime and fragile qualities of remote landscapes. Originally from Vancouver, she earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (New York, NY) and an MFA from York University (Toronto, ON). Her films have screened internationally, including the Antimatter Media Art Festival (Victoria, BC), the Arctic Film Festival (Svalbard, Norway), the Alchemy Film & Media Arts Festival (Hawick, Scotland), the Peripheries Experimental Film & Video Festival (Boston, MA) and the Kinoskop Festival of Experimental Analog Cinema (Belgrade, Serbia). Ella has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the British Columbia Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada.

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