Origin of Qaummaq

This short film tells the history of the song called "Qaummaq" that was inspired by the survivors of High Arctic Relocation from Inukjuak to Nunavut that took place around 1950. It was created for healing purposes by the narrator.

  • Jennifer Lucy Mina
  • Jennifer Lucy Mina
  • Jennifer Lucy Mina
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    History, 1st person narrative
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2023
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - John Abbott College, Kativik Ilisarnilirinik
  • Maoriland Film Festival
    Ōtaki, Aotearoa
    New Zealand
    March 20, 2024
    Māoriland Film Festival
    Audience Choice awards
Director Biography - Jennifer Lucy Mina

Jennifer Mina was born in Montreal, Quebec and was raised in a small community called Inukjuak, Quebec. She is passionate and curious about her culture and is hoping to share her knowledge using short films. Most of her knowledge about Inuit culture and its’ history is from a program called Nunavik Sivunitsavut that is affiliated with John Abbot that she attended in 2021-2022. In 2023, she recently discovered that filming and editing was one of her favourite hobbies and so she is planning to use those learned skills to tell stories about Inuit history for educational purposes and for her own healing journey.

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