Umiujaq teacher showcases community’s youth in new movie – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202356 Views

Jun 5, 2023

In 30-minute video, Mirka Castonguay-Cusson gathers the perspectives of young people from 6 to 25 years old

With scenic views of Umiujaq’s winter landscape spliced against the words of the community’s passionate youth, teacher Mirka Castonguay-Cusson captures a unique perspective in her new movie, Umiujaq — Through the Eyes of its Youngest.

“We always hear about the negative in Nunavik,” said Castonguay-Cusson in French, from her home in Umiujaq.

“I really wanted to accentuate the positive in the students’ life, I wanted to create a memory for them.”

With that in mind she applied for funding at New Path Education, a youth development and entrepreneurship program, and received $23,780. That allowed her to hire a videographer to film in Umiujaq.

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