Posts Tagged 'Tungijuq'

I Love Tanya Tagaq!

I cannot say enough good things about Tanya Tagaq. She is an amazingly gifted, throat singer, painter and actress. You may remember her from one of my first blogs about Tungijuq, a film she starred in that addresses the Inuit cycle of life.

Isuma TV, a fantastic source for all things Inuit media related, has launched a new micro-site dedicated to Tagaq’s work. It features tour dates, news, discography, pictures, videos and more.

Check out the website here.

To listen to some of Tagaq’s work, visit her MySpace page here.

Tanya Tagaq also has a Twitter account to keep you up-to-date on her life and adventures. Check it out here. Don’t forget to add her to your own Twitter feed!



Tungijuq (2009) features Inuit jazz throat-singer Tanya Tagaq and, Fast Runner Trilogy filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, in a meditation on the role of the seal hunt and the claim for sovereignty over traditional ways.

The film is created and directed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael with executive producers Kunuk and Norman Cohn.

Tungijuq premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

It has gone onto screen at the 2009 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival (winning the award for Best Short Drama) and the 34th Annual American Indian Film Festival. It is currently at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film is visually stunning as the characters transform seamlessly from one form to another, as their environment shifts from land to sea.

Tagaq transforms from animal to human to seal and back again revealing a thought-provoking cycle of life.

There is no dialogue, only the pulsating rhythm of Tagaq’s throat singing to charge the film along.

Watch the film here and check out the film’s webpage for more details.

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