Maliglutit / Searchers

A film by Zacharias Kunuk

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This film was co-sponsored by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian




Canada, Drama, 2016
94 min, Color
Inuktitut with English subtitles

Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter have been kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father’s spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.

Texas Premiere,

About the director

Zacharias KunukZacharias Kunuk is a renowned filmmaker whose dramatic feature films include ATANARJUAT: THE FAST RUNNER, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes film festival in 2001, and THE JOURNALS OF KNUD RASMUSSEN, co-directed with Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Zach is the winner of a National Arts Award, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005.



Co-Director: Natar Ungalaaq
Producer: Zacharias Kunuk, Jonathan Frantz, Cara Di Staulo
Production Companies: Kingulliit Productions
Screenwriter: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
Cinematographer: Jonathan Frantz
Editor: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk
Music: Tanya Tagaq, Chris Cully
Cast: Benjamin Kunuk, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu, Joseph Uttak, Joey Sarpinak, Jonah Qunaq

Print Source: Wanda vanderStoop – Vtape,