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Igloolik-based film to take big screen at TIFF – Nunatsiaq News

Sep 1, 2023

‘Tautuktavuk (What We See)’ is about 2 sisters who support each other through trauma and healing

An Igloolik-based film will première on the big screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Tautuktavuk (What We See) was directed by Lucy Tulugarjuk and Carol Kunnuk.

It’s about two sisters, Uyarak and her elder sister Saqpinak. Uyarak is played by Tulugarjuk while Saqpinak is played by Kunnuk.

Uyarak leaves Igloolik to live in Montreal following a traumatic night of domestic violence. While she does not remember much from that night, her sister and closest confidant Saqpinak does.

COVID-19 lockdowns prevent Uyarak from travelling back to Igloolik, so she keeps in touch with Saqpinak through Zoom calls. In those calls, Uyarak speaks about years of trauma and abuse as well as how counselling is helping.

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