This program began with two films:
Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World (dir. Annette Mangaard, 2010, colour, 64 min.) brings the audience to the community of Cape Dorset and the acclaimed Kinngait Studios. The film follows Inuit artists whose lives and artwork reflect the ongoing social and environmental changes that are transforming the north— including Shuvinai Ashoona.
Ghost Noise (dir. Marcia Connolly, 2010, colour, 23 min.) leads the viewer into the world of third generation Inuit artist, Shuvinai Ashoona. The film mirrors the poetry found within Ashoona’s meticulously detailed drawings that deftly reflect personal experience, psychological perception, Inuit mythology and the arctic landscape. As Ashoona states, “Everything’s a ghost noise… It’s good to listen to them but it’s not good to learn it.”
After the screenings, curator of Shuvinai Ashoona's Mapping Worlds Nancy Campbell and director of Kinngait Riding Light Into the World Annette Mangaard engaged in conversation. TPP’s Curator of Education & Public Programs Josh Heuman moderated the conversation and integrated questions from the audience.