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PIKSUK MEDIA INC.
 


Filming a scene for “Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths”
Photo: Peter Ikaluqjuak

 

THE QUEST marks a new chapter in Piksuk’s life. Making a television series in HD with this companion website and a video game is a new experience for our team, and a pioneering effort in Nunavut’s film and video production industry. That we can promote Inuit and Arctic culture – traveling with dogs – through leading-edge technology like this is a great opportunity filled with promises for the future.


Mike Jaypoody in Clyde River editing room.
Photo: Dave Delouchery

 
Appropriately, our company takes its name after a dog that belonged to Joelie Sanguya, when he was a boy on the land on the north-east coast of Baffin Island. Joelie and his partners Charlotte DeWolff and Ole Gjerstad founded Piksuk Media in 2005 – the first year Joelie raced his team in the Nunavut Quest.

Piksuk crew near Clyde River.
Photo: Peter Ikaluqjuak

 
Our first documentary was THE MYSTERY OF ARQIOQ, 2008, co-produced with the Inuit Communications Systems Ltd for APTN. Recently we released QIMMIT: A CLASH OF TWO TRUTHS, a feature-length documentary about the mass slaughter of Inuit sled dogs in the 1950s and 60s. That film was co-produced with the National Film Board for broadcasters APTN and Radio-Canada.

Filming near Kimmirut.
Photo: Billy Akavak

 
Training Inuit video-makers is an important part of our mission. We have established a close working relationship with the Ilisaqsivik Family Wellness Centre in Clyde River, and that has allowed us to undertake ambitious projects of versioning other series into Inuktitut. We have a number of other projects in the works and look forward to working with more partners as we develop those.


Piksuk Media Inc.
Hse. 93, Box 107
Clyde River Nunavut
X0A 0E0

867 924 6382

www.piksuk.ca

info@piksuk.ca