Tanya Tagaq’s short film, Tungijuq, produced by Isuma Productions, with music by Tanya Tagaq and Jesse Zubot, filmed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, has been nominated for Best Multimedia at the Western Canada Music Awards. The winner will be announced at the Break Out West Conference, Kelowna, BC October 21 – 24.
Tungijuq is more of a short film than a music video. It is a thought-provoking meditation on the seal-hunt and what it means to the traditional way of life. Tanya created the mystical, form-shifting fantasy and filmmakers Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael brought the idea to life. Jesse Zubot and producer Juan Hernandez joined Tanya to create the music and the seven minute film includes an appearance by Cannes-winning actor Zacharias Kunuk. Tungijuq is a cinematic and musical expression of the organic and indisputable reality of hunting in Inuit culture. The work was produced by Kunuk Cohn Productions and Igloolik Isuma Productions.