Culture, Language

You realize how far Canadian aboriginal media is ahead of the rest of the world when their biggest controversy is whether they should dub or subtitle their films into other indigenous languages!

We’ve been producing films for 15 years and we’ve never had any trouble producing in Inuktitut,” Kunuk says. Now it’s the one TV network that belongs to us aboriginal people of Canada that’s giving us a problem. It feels like we’re moving backwards.”

Kunuk is Zacharias Kunuk, director of the 2001 film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), which was shot entirely in the Inuit language, Inuktitut, and was shown around the world with subtitles.”

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