First People's Film Making
April 30, 2008 10:23 AM   Subscribe is an amazing video sharing site for indigenous filmmakers. Isuma is perhaps best known for their incredible work on films set in arctic Canada (Atarnarjuat, Journals of Knud Rasmussen and the upcoming Before Tomorrow). is a fantastic place to work by all sorts of First Nations film makers and is a much needed voice for the generally ignored indigenous artists.

Isuma was last discussed on Metafilter in 2002.
posted by dogbusonline (3 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Fantastic. Thank you. (Also, holy cow, all those documentaries I can look forward to!)
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 12:24 PM on April 30, 2008

Oh, this is so good to see! This is such a good platform to collect and share the stories and perspectives of our often-silenced indigenous peoples.
posted by heatherann at 1:09 PM on April 30, 2008

I saw "Atarnarjuat: The Fast Runner" in a theater during a regrettable trip to Miami in 2002. It was just about as hot as hell outside in a greasy, humid world filled with loud colors and loud assholes. That movie transported me to a clean, simple, pure, quiet icy landscape in a time before metal and the corruption of nature.

I can't say that Atarnarjuat is for everyone, but it was beautiful for me that day. Walking outside that theater was a violent shock to me.

I wrote Isuma an email to tell them how much I loved their movie and they even wrote me back. I really like what they're doing over there.
posted by redteam at 3:41 PM on April 30, 2008

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