IQALUIT, Nunavut (May 30, 2013) – On Thursday May 30th at 4:30pm the documentary video, Alluriarniq- Stepping Forward: Youth Perspectives on High School Education in Nunavut (2013) will premiere at the Astro Theatre in Iqaluit.
In the 32-minute documentary, Inuit youth between the ages of 17-25 living in Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung, and Ottawa, speak openly and honestly about their experiences in high school. The documentary film offers valuable insights about how high school education has affected the lives of Nunavut youth. Topics such as the importance of the Inuit culture and language, peer pressure, the impact of teachers, and the challenges of post secondary education, are explored as these strong young Inuit share their perspectives related to education
Produced by Gemini award-winning producer, Mark Sandiford of Beachwalker Films. The documentary is the product of a unique research partnership with the Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities, the Nunavut Department of Education, and the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island.
The general public is invited to attend the premiere of this documentary at the Astro Theatre, Iqaluit, on Thursday May 30th, at 4:30pm. Admission is free.
For more information about the research project, and the documentary film, please contact:
- Nikki Eegeesiak, Executive Director DEA Coalition of Nunavut, (867) 979-5396, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fiona Walton, Associate Professor, University of PEI (902) 566-0351, email@example.com
- Kerri Wheatley, Project Manager, University of PEI, (902) 566-0705, (867) 222-8844, firstname.lastname@example.org