Tia, a young Syrian girl new to Montreal, longs for friends when she accidentally discovers a magic portal. Through this portal she meets Piujuq, an equally bored and lonely Inuk girl who introduces Tia to her world. Tia and Piujuq spend their time together connecting through games and Inuit stories when their blossoming friendship is threatened by a mysterious figure. This charming debut feature film will warm hearts and is an ideal cinematic treat for families and young people.
Lucy Tulugarjuk has been involved in filmmaking for almost 20 years as an actress (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, Maïna), Assistant Director to Zacharias Kunuk (Maliglutit), make-up artist, casting director, and television host. She is also a founding member of Inuusiq, the Igloolik Youth Drama group that became Artcirq. She has travelled the world as an ambassador for Inuit culture. Tia and Piujuq is her directorial debut, for which she also co-wrote the script. She is also the Executive Producer for Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV). Originally from Igloolik, Lucy now lives in Montreal.
Country | North West Territories (Canada)
Year | 2017
Category | Dramatic Feature
Duration | 79 minutes
Language | English / Inuktitut / Arabic / French
Subtitle | English
Feature | Premiere
This year we have introduced the Youth Focus for children and young people 9-13 years to develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling through film and media arts. It is also an opportunity to meet with aspiring role models in the arts from around the world. Feature Duration: 79 minutes We would like to […]