If the Weather Permits

If the Weather Permits

| 27 min

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This short documentary studies life in the village of Kangirsujuaq, Nunavik. In this community on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, children’s laughter fills the streets while the old people ponder the passage of time. They are nomads of the wide-open spaces who are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put. While the teenagers lap up Southern culture and play golf on the tundra to kill time, the Elders are slowly dying, as their entire culture seems to fade away.

Elisapie Isaac, a filmmaker born in Nunavik, decides to return to her roots on this breathtaking land. To bridge the growing gap between the young and the old, she speaks to her grandfather, now deceased, and confides in him her hopes and fears. Grappling with isolation, family relationships, resource extraction, land-based knowledges, the influence of Southern culture and the ongoing impacts of colonialism on Inuit ways of life, Elisapie Isaac offers a nuanced portrait of the North.

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If the Weather Permits, Elisapie Isaac, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • participation
    Naalak Nappaaluk
    Danny Alaku
    Timothy Etidloie
    Bobby Qamugaaluk
    Jimmy Kadjulik
  • recherche
    Elisapie Isaac
  • écriture
    Elisapie Isaac
  • réalisateur
    Elisapie Isaac
  • assistant réalisateur
    Erica Pomerance
  • caméra
    Alex Margineanu
  • prise de son
    Yann Cleary
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • monteur
    Marie-Christine Sarda
  • montage son
    Martin Allard
    Marie-Ève Livernoche
  • collaboration à la scénarisation
    Sophie Bissonnette
  • gérant de production
    Sylvie Lapointe
  • assistant de production
    Bobby Qamugaaluk
  • texte de la narration
    Manon Barbeau
    Elisapie Isaac
  • None
    Robert Gray
    Dominic Cabana
    Lise Wedlock
    Hilary Thomson
    Elisapie Isaac
    Studio Cozmo
    Hélène Regimbal
    Lise Lévesque
    Marie-Christine Guité
    Christian Medawar
    Johanne Bergeron
    Nicole Lamothe
  • prise de son au bruitage
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • musique originale
    Alain Auger
  • musicien
    Alain Auger
  • photographe - studio
    Alex Margineanu
  • traducteur
    Harriet Keleutak
  • sous-titres
    Elisapie Isaac
    Kathleen Fleming
  • support technique au montage image
    Phyllis Lewis
  • titres
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • monteur en ligne
    Denis Gathelier
  • ré-enregistrement
    Shelley Craig
  • archives
    Elisapie Isaac
  • coordonnateur technique
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administrateur
    Denise DesLauriers
  • agent de mise en marché
    Joanne Carrière
    Nicole Côté
  • producteur
    Yves Bisaillon

  • None

    This really opened my eyes to how much the negative impact colonizers made to the north. It's sad how much was taken but remarkable to see their resilience.

    None, 2 Fév 2022
  • greatnanuk

    This film makes me think of my home town of Nain, Labrador. Isolated community) That's where I'm from. Now living in Nova Scotia.

    greatnanuk, 9 Déc 2015
  • sylviarogier

    I really like this film. You can truly perceive the gentleness and strength of the Inuit people (and other Arctic native people) through Elisapie. I hope to be able to find other films like this.

    sylviarogier, 28 Oct 2015
  • josee

    great short doc. i will be sharing it with many!

    josee, 3 Mar 2012
  • kruscito

    @northernlights --> Unfortunately, the song isn't available anywhere since it was made for the film. Sorry!

    kruscito, 2 Déc 2011
  • northernlights

    thanks for the name of the song but how can i get it ?. thanks

    northernlights, 1 Déc 2011
  • kruscito

    @northernlights --> The ending song is called 'Leaving Salluit' and was composed specifically for the film by Alain Auger.

    kruscito, 28 Nov 2011
  • northernlights

    'does anyone know the name of the song at the end and how to purchase it online? i enjoyed this film.her voice and structure of the editing

    northernlights, 27 Nov 2011