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Cousineau, Marie-Hélène

Works: 14 works in 29 publications in 4 languages and 180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Fiction  Short films  Experimental films  Science fiction films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Interviews 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Before tomorrow Le jour avant le lendemain( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Inuktitut and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's summertime, a time when Inuit communities come together to share food, tell stories, and marry their young. Ninguig (Ivalu) and her best friend Kutuujuk (Mary Qulitalik) are elders in one such community, and when Ninguig gets word that the Europeans are advancing she fears for the future of her people. But Ninguig has a more immediate problem to worry about as well; Kutuujuk has fallen gravely ill, and it looks as if she won't live to see another winter. After returning from a fishing excursion with a rather bountiful catch, Ningiuq, her grandson Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu), and Kutuujuk prepare to dry the fish. Alone on a remote and uninhabited island, the trio waits for someone from their tribe to arrive and guide them back home. When no one appears to do so, Ningiuq and Maniq decide to set off for home while Kutuujuk waits behind. Unfortunately Ningiuq has a foreboding feeling about the journey, and she's about to discover just how accurate her instincts truly are
Unakuluk, dear little one( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopting a child from a relative, a friend, somebody you know, is very common in Inuit culture. In fact, adoption is part of the culture, with every family experiencing it in one way or another. As individuals talk about their own experiences with adoption, the film allows us to see how this traditional custom changes with the reality of contemporary life in the North
Ikuma : carnet de tournage( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ningiura, my grandmother( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Yupik languages and Inuktitut and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An experimental fiction based on authentic oral histories, traditional knowledge and contemporary reality of Igloolik today. An elder and her grand-daughter get to know and appreciate each other after a family tragedy"--Container label
Sol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Inuktitut and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOL is a feature documentary that explores the mysterious death of a young Inuk man, Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk. He is found dead in an RCMP detachment in a remote Inuit community and the locals suspect murder but the police suggest suicide. As the documentary investigates the truth to Solomon's death it sheds light on the underlying social issues of Canada's North that has resulted in this region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. The film explores how the pain of suicide has affected the people in these small northern communities and their resilience and determination to create a better future for their people
[Inuit women]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Inuktitut and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unikausiq (Stories): In this computer animated work, Mary Kunuk explores stories of songs recalled from her own childhood. As she has said, "Recording them on video is my way of keeping them alive". Stories told by Madeline Ivalu
Anaana Mother( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Inuktitut and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary from Arnait Video Productions (Women's Video Workshop of Igloolik). Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life. With her husband Enuki, she raised eleven children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island. The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the story of Vivi Kunuk - an ordinary woman with an extraordinary life
De la réactualisation d'un rituel amérindien à des réflexions sur l'art actuel par l'entremise d'une pratique multidisciplinaire by Marie-Hélène Cousineau( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uvanga( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna is nervous when she and her son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik, in the Canadian Arctic. Anna had a short-lived affair with Tomas's Inuk father when she worked in Igloolik. But Tomas, now 14 years old, was born and raised in his mother's native city of Montreal and never knew much about his origins. Tomas is bright, strong and curious about his father's culture, but his father is no longer around to show him the way. For his mother and Inuit family, the joy of homecoming is mixed with memories of a brief and painful chapter in their shared history. Over the course of two weeks that seem to blend into one long day under the midnight sun, Anna and Thomas strive to rebuild the family they could no longer ignore
The call personal insights on the Middle East and North Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Video exhibition held at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Feb 23-Apr 19, 1992
Aqtuqsi The nigtmare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This short film that uses digital video screen and animation to create a contemporary kind of storytelling about Mary Kunuk's nightmare
Travelers : a video diary by Marie-Hélène Cousineau( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unakuluk Dear little one( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Inuktitut and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentaire. Adopter un enfant d'un parent, d'un ami ou de quelqu'un que l'on connaît est très courant dans la culture inuite. En fait, l'adoption fait partie de la culture, toutes les familles l'expérimentant d'une façon ou d'une autre. Alors que nous parlons avec des Inuits de leur expérience avec l'adoption, le film nous fait voir comment cette tradition se transforme et s'adapte aux réalités de la vie moderne dans le Grand Nord.--[]
Travelers : dimension police by Kōichi Sakamoto( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in Yupik languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Travelers is an experimental 'documentary' about my relationships with the women of Igloolik I have been producing videos with in the last 6 years. It is a self-portrait of the distances I covered in my life in Igloolik, and a portrait of my women friends there ... Viewers will meet a group of women who, in their own remarkable ways, share with us their world, their voyages and their dreams. [The video] reflects the interactions and relations between some women who happen to be mostly Inuit and mostly from Igloolik ..."--Container label
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