Kenuajuak, Bobby

Film director, essayist and photographer born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1976 — died in Montréal in 2020.

Bobby Kenuajuak, also known as Bobby Kenuajuaq, was born in 1976 in Puvirnituq, Nunavik.  His career has focused on artistic creations, as a photographer, an author and a director. Both of the latter activities began during his studies at Cégep Marie-Victorin de Montréal. He contributed many essays in French for the Inuit student magazine called Sivunitsavut, published by the Cégep Marie-Victorin, for example ”La chasse selon les gens de Puvirnituq” (1997). His love for his home community, motivated him to create the documentary My village in Nunavik [Mon village au Nunavik] (1999), at the age of twenty-three. Winner at the Festival of Indigenous Film and Video in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in 1999 and at the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival in Ohio, USA in 2001, this documentary explores village life and the deep relationships Inuit have with nature. In 2017, his film My village in Nunavik was presented on Cuba’s television channel, a recognition of the growing international interest in the Inuit point of view.

He died in Montréal in 2020.

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(c) International Laboratory for Research on Images of the North, Winter and the Arctic, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2018-2021, Daniel Chartier and al.