Festival Premiere

DOCUMENTARY | Canada | 45 MINUTES | English, Western Canadian Inuktitut

Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic

Using local materials and traditional knowledge Inuit/Gwich’in Hunter, Kylik Kisoun will re-establish and re-imagine the lost practice of building an Inuvialuit sod-house with the intention of creating housing security in his traditional territory of the Beaufort Delta. Kylik builds his future at his off-grid camp and creates an opportunity for language and cultural revitalization.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tiffany Ayalik, Kylik Kisoun Taylor

Tiffany Ayalik
Tiffany Ayalik is from Yellowknife, NT and is Inuit from the Kugluktuk region. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders, that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about. After receiving her Diploma in Acting from Red Deer College, she continued her studies at the University of Alberta, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Tiffany travels across Canada and has performed in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Finland and in Europe sharing her blend of story, song, movement, and improv.

Kylik Kisoun Taylor
Kylik has been directly featured in several productions, including APTN’s Wild Archeology and CBC’s True North Calling and FNX/NorthwesTel’s Wild Kitchen which is broadcast in over 74 million homes in the US. His passion for his homeland extends to visitors in the film community who want to develop meaningful collaborations with the local community to showcase the beauty of the Inuvialuit region.

Director

Tiffany Ayalik, Kylik Kisoun Taylor

Producer

Caroline Cox

Cast

Kylik Kisoun Taylor, Clara Day

On Sale March 5th
Streaming on Red Nation Television Network

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