Tia and Piujuq
Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk)
Canada | 2017 | 80 min | English/Arabic/French/Inuktitut with English Subtitles | Dramatic Feature | Ontario Premiere
Thu Oct 18 10:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
Part of Tia and Piujuq
Tia, a young Syrian girl new to Montreal, longs for friends when she accidentally discovers a magic portal. Through this portal she meets Piujuq, an equally bored and lonely Inuk girl who introduces Tia to her world. Tia and Piujuq spend their time together connecting through games and Inuit stories when their blossoming friendship is threatened by a mysterious figure. This charming debut feature film will warm hearts and is an ideal cinematic treat for families and young people.
Lucy Tulugarjuk has been involved in filmmaking for almost 20 years as an actress (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, Maïna), Assistant Director to Zacharias Kunuk (Maliglutit), make-up artist, casting director, and television host. She is also a founding member of Inuusiq, the Igloolik Youth Drama group that became Artcirq. She has travelled the world as an ambassador for Inuit culture. Tia and Piujuq is her directorial debut, for which she also co-wrote the script. She is also the Executive Producer for Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV). Originally from Igloolik, Lucy now lives in Montreal.