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Cohn, Norman

Overview
Works: 24 works in 95 publications in 6 languages and 1,710 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Folklore  Legends  History  Fiction  Diaries  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Film editor, Cinematographer , Producer, Director, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 497
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Most widely held works by Norman Cohn
Atanarjuat The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canada's Arctic North at the dawn of the first millennium. Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of nomadic Inuit, upsetting its balance and spirit. Twenty years pass. 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 voews to take revenege ... Can one escape the cycle of vengeance?
Atanarjuat : the fast runner : inspired by a traditional Inuit legend of Igloolik by Paul Apak Angilirq ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and Inuktitut and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journals of Knud Rasmussen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 92 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 Le jour avant le lendemain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong Inuit woman demonstrates that human dignity is at the core of life from beginning to end, as she faces with her beloved grandson the ultimate challenge of survival
Nunavut Our land ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Inuktitut and held by 37 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
Unikaatuatiit Story tellers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in Inuktitut and held by 25 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
Kunuk family reunion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 19 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in Inuktitut and English and held by 19 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
Angakkuiit shaman stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Inuktitut and held by 18 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
Arviq! Bowhead! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 16 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, As with all animals, Inuit hunters take only what they can use. 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, While Inuit were not responsible for the near-extinction of the the bowhead, they are still prohibited from hunting it like everyone else. 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 in September 1994. Afew 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 huntedrs 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
Nipi Voice ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Inuktitut and English and held by 16 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
Nanugiurutiga My first polar bear ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Inuktitut and held by 15 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 )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in Inuktitut and held by 12 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
Qimuksik ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Inuktitut and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Igloolik, Spring 1945. While imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring. Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family
Atanarjuat by Zacharias Kunuk ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Inuktitut and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1 retells an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge of the Igoolik brothers Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq. Disc 2 includes special features
Ajaina! Almost! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Inuktitut and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role of Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life
Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide by Zacharias Kunuk ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Inuktitut and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un mystérieux chaman vient perturber une petite communauté Inuit en causant une rivalité entre deux familles. Vingt ans plus tard deux frères courageux mettent au défi les forces du mal : Amaqjuaq, le Fort, et Atanarjuat, le Rapide Coureur. Atanarjuat gagne le cœur de la belle Atuat au détriment du vaniteux Oki, le fils du chef, qui jure de se venger. Il organise un complot pour assassiner les deux frères durant leur sommeil
Nunavut. Our land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
ÉPISODES 1 ET 2: PRINTEMPS 1945. ÉPISODE 1. L'épisode 1 montre Inuaraq qui enseigne à son jeune fils comment survivre: conduire les chiens, faire un igloo, pêcher sur la glace, chasser le caribou -- ÉPISODE 2. L'épisode 2 montre la famille d'Inuaraq arrivant à Avaja ou ils découvrent une chapelle de bois. Le prêtre dans son sermon passe un message clair, soit celui de se détourner de la vie passé pour la vie plus moderne
Unikaatuatiit ( Visual )
in Inuktitut and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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