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Cohn, Norman

Overview
Works: 47 works in 180 publications in 6 languages and 2,133 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Folklore  Television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Film editor, Cinematographer , Producer, Director, Photographer, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman Cohn
Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit. Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuaq, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously excapes running naked over the spring sea ice
Atanarjuat : the fast runner : inspired by a traditional Inuit legend of Igloolik by Paul Apak Angilirq( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and Inuktitut and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igloolik at the dawn of the first millennium, when nomadic Inuit were masters of the frozen arctic Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit, upsetting its balance and spirit. Twenty years pass. Two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order. Aamaqjuaq, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Aamaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice. But can he ever escape the cycle of vengeance left behind? An exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, Atanarjuat unfolds as a lifethreatening struggle of love, jealousy, murder and revenge between powerful natural and supernatural characters; a story which contains lessons for us all
The journals of Knud Rasmussen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"January 1922. With powerful forces of a new century pressing around them, Danish explorer and scientist Knud Rasmussen visits the isolated camp of the great Iglulik shaman, Aua. For Rasmussen and his protege, the young anthropologist Therkel Mathiassen, arriving at Aua's family camp is like falling into Paradise, an arctic Garden of Eden with an intoxicating mix of spiritual and physical vitality, joyful intelligence and exuberant generosity. What the Danes don't realize is that Aua's temporary fortress of beauty and tranquility stands surrounded by the steamroller of the twentieth century - the introduction of Inuit-language Christian bibles, increasing dependance of foreign trade goods and the first police investigation of a murder of a white man - and that nomadic Inuit can't stay in one place even if there's nowhere safe to go."--Container
Before tomorrow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are dropped off on a remote island, where, every year, the family dries the catch and stores it for winter. The task is soon finished. As summer turns to fall, they wait in vain for the others to pick them up
Kunuk family reunion( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 2003, Zacharias Kunuk's family gathered at their traditional home site Siuraajuk, about 70 kilometers of hard driving into the arctic wilderness from the tiny town of Igloolik. Here, at the birthplace of his father Enuki and his fathe's father Sigluk, Zach and his brothers and sisters honor their family history.Seal hunting and story telling; Mary and Jerry's wedding under the midnight sun; and visits to the old sod houses where the family lived sixty years before; revealing the continuing connection between one Inuit family and their land
Nunaqpa = Going inland by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Inuktitut and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer in the 1930s. For Igloolik, it is the time of nunaqpa - hoing inland - the long walk in search of summer-fat caribou, to cache enough meat for the hard winter ahead. Two families leave for the hunt, while the old couple waits by the shore for their return
Kiviaq versus Canada( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zacharias Kunuk, an Inuit director travels to Edmonton to meet Kiviaq, Canada's first Inuit lawyer, former Golden Gloves boxing champion, city alderman, and the only Inuk to play with the Edmonton Eskimos football team. Talks with Kiviaq who is currently suing the federal government of Canada with a claim demanding equal rights for Inuit, whom, he argues, are neither defined in law nor granted the same privileges as other aboriginal people. Witnesses Zacharias Kunuk experience new ways to stand up for his own rights as an Inuk
Nipi = Voice by Claude Péloquin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Far-reaching decisions are being made daily by a mostly-unelected political elite with minimal input from under-informed citizens scattered over enormous distances. With no elected legislature in place until April 1999, Inuit organizations and their government advisors made these decisions on trust. 'Soft' media coverage is provided by these same insiders themselves: government agencies like CBC radio/TV and Government of NWT Information Networks, or the Inuit establishment through politically-controlled sources like IBC and TVNC. The absence of independent Inuit media scrutiny means there is little criticism or public debate about these important decisions. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure of the new leadership class
Arviq! = Bowhead!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For untold centuries Inuit hunted the huge bowhead, or 'right' whale, as a main source of food, heating oil and building materials. Starting in the 1700's until the close of the 19th century, commercial whalers from Europe and America wiped out almost the entire world's population of bowhead whales. In the mid-20th century, the Canadian government made the eastern Arctic bowhead hunt illegal. In 1994 one of Canada's most respected Inuit elders, 95 year old Noah Piugatuk, announced that he wanted to taste the bowhead whale one more time before he died. Honouring the elder's wish, Piugatuk's son-in-law caught an illegal whale near Igloolik. A few months later, the whale hunters were charged and ordered to stand trial. In June 1996, the government finally dropped all charges against the Igloolik hunters. In August 1996, Inuit hunters from across the arctic gathered in Repulse Bay to catch the first legal bowhead in more than forty years. Arviq! traces the history of the bowhead in the Arctic up to the first legal hunt in 1996
Angakkuiit = shaman stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Inuktitut and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recounting Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion
Nunavut = Our land( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Inuktitut and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1945 and 1946, this 13-part dramatic television series brings to life the people, setting and continuing story of the traditional nomadic lifestyle lived by Inuit in the Igloolik region of the Canadian Arctic. "Nunavut" dramatizes true stories of today's Elders, who still remember their early days growing up just before government and settlement life began. Following the lives of five fictional families played by contemporary Inuit actors, the series takes us through the different seasons of the Arctic year"--Container
Artcirq( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artcirq, a circus project, was created in 1998, with the financial support of the Cirque Éloize and Isuma Productions. During the summer of 1999, the circus company stayed for the first time in Igloolik, and presented a show and delivered the first workshops for everyone. The members of the company also participated in a ten-day hunting camp with a group of 30 Inuk, with the intent to familiarize the Caucasians with camp life. The following summer two live shows are presented and by 2001, four shows and this documentary film is presented to the Igloolik community
Unikaatuatiit = Story tellers( Visual )

in Inuktitut and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume one, Qaqqiq, Nunaqpa and Saputi, three internationally renowned historical re-enactments of nomadic life in the 1930s. Volume two and three: five contemporary documentaries on subjects from whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders advice, and a youth group's effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide"--Producer's website
Nanugiurutiga = My first polar bear( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Inuktitut and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of hunting one of the most feared and respected animals in the Arctic: the polar bear, or nanuq. An Igloolik elder, Abraham Ulayuruluk, recounts stories about hunting polar bears in the old days. A young boy, accompanied by his father and grandfather, captures his first bear
Qaggiq = Gathering place( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Inuktitut and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot over four days in May of 1988 in Igloolik, North West Territories, this production documents aspects of the Inuit way of life around the turn of the century. Improvised by community members, the story revolves around a native man in love with a local woman. When he asks for her hand in marriage, her father refuses, despite protests by the woman's mother. Calling for assistance in the spirit world and his own resources during the annual Qaggik games in the communal igloo, the youth tries to reverse her father's opinion. The production records the gathering together of several nomadic families, the building of a communal igloo, and the celebrations that follow - games, singing and drum dancing
Qapirangajuq : Inuit knowledge and climate change( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Inuktitut and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zacharias Kunuk and his team at Isuma Productions along with researcher Ian Mauro, PhD, University of Victoria, have teamed up with Inuit communities to document and communicate Inuit knowledge and experience regarding climate change in Nunavut. This community-based video research and filmmaking project values the important contribution Inuit have regarding climate change impacts and associated adaptation strategies. Their insight - borne from centuries of shared knowledge - reveals a deep intimacy with their environment and both supports and challenges mainstream media reports of climate change. This new documentary, the world's first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer "on the land" with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture."--Container
Nunavut = Our land( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Inuktitut and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using contemporary Inuit actors, Nunavut recreates the traditional nomadic lifestyle of Inuit in the Igloolik region of the Canadian Arctic in 1945 - just before government and settlement life began. The series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day"--Producer's website
Water is wet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Water is Wet is an astonishing film experiment that visually evokes water to connect children to their feelings, awaken their imaginations and spark their creativity. It was the first of four short films directed by documentary pioneer Gordon Weisenborn...Shot all around Chicago and using a mixture of folk songs, classroom activities, and staged vignettes, these films by Gordon Weisenborn capture a spirit of optimism that strives for a world where all children have equal opportunity. To help children see and experience new things in their immediate surrounding, the four films in the series were designed to stimulate imagination, curiosity, and active play"--Container
Avamuktulik = Fish swimming back and forth( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in Inuktitut and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Igloolik, Spring 1946. Inuaraq throws his bones at t he river and finds the fish swimming back and forth. Back at the tent, Qulitalik sends the young men out with fish spears to try their luck. The walk up the rushing river is exciting but treacherous. Fish are hiding. It's easy to fall in."--Isuma.ca web site
Avaja( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Inuktitut and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igloolik, Spring 1945. Inuaraq's family finally arrives at Avaja to a warm welcome. Yet, many changes have taken place. On the hill above the tents, they now find a wooden church and a priest. Sharing the fresh caribou feast, telling stories, Inuit are interrupted by the bell ringing. Inside the church the sermon is clear: Paul 4:22, 'Turn away from your old way of life.'
 
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Atanarjuat = The fast runner
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Norman Cohn Amerikaans filmregisseur

Norman Cohn kanadensisk filmproducent

Norman Cohn producteur canadien

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Atanarjuat : the fast runner : inspired by a traditional Inuit legend of Igloolik