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The Cache

Bonnie Ammaaq, Michelline Ammaaq | CANADA | 2017 | Digital Photo Essay

Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21

INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link above. Optimised for tablets, but great on a mobile or desktop. Audio is included. 

For the Ammaaq family, living north of the Arctic Circle, there’s only one place to call home: out on the land, far from the government-sponsored outpost. Award-winning filmmaker Bonnie Ammaaq and her mother Michelline share with us their family’s story of leaving town and returning to the land in 1986, where they lived for 11 years. This engaging digital photo essay is a tender and intimate portrait of a family’s love.



L - Bonnie Ammaaq (Inuk) lives in Igloolik, Nunavut. Bonnie has made two films with the NFB: Family Making Sleds (2012) and Nowhere Land (2015), which won the Best Short Documentary Prize at imagineNATIVE in 2015.

R - Michelline Ammaaq (Inuk) lives in Igloolik, Nunavut and works at Kingulliit Productions as an administrator, seamstress and actor.