IBC increases on-line video presence

(April 27, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is pleased to announce the results of several 2015-16 projects to increase its on-line video presence. “We are very happy to be able to increase the public’s access to our growing digital video collection. Over 500 videos from IBC’s Inuit Film and Video Archives were uploaded this year to IBC’s collection on the Isuma.tv web platform. This is in addition to over 700 last year” said Madeleine d’Argencourt, IBC Chair.

IBC also has newly produced material on Isuma from Takuginai, IBC’s well-known children’s show, and from a new series, Pituqait, which takes a look at and creates discussion about some of the treasures discovered in the Archives. These two are exclusively available as web series.

“There has been a lot of Inuit history, culture and other valuable information recorded over the last 40 years that is in the IBC Inuit Film and Video Archives” said Manitok Thompson, Archivist Assistant at IBC. “I can say that these videos are Inuit made and in the Inuit language and include a number of dialects. They are definitely useful for educational purposes at all levels.”

The Inuit Film and Video Archives was established to preserve and store the priceless collection of historic film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s. Annually, IBC has been digitizing a small portion of this estimated 9000-hour collection. Selections (primarily in Inuktut) are uploaded to the locations below for the public to view. Other parts of the digital collection can be viewed by visiting the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit and consulting the Archivist. For more information on the IFVA and its services, including catalogue searches and video copies, please see the IFVA web page: http://www.building4dreams.ca/about-ifva/.

The locations of IBC web videos:

http://www.isuma.tv/pituqait – New series!
http://www.isuma.tv/takuginai-web-series – New 2016 productions coming soon! and 2015 available
http://www.isuma.tv/ibc – Over 700 from the IFVA with approx. 500 now described! http://www.isuma.tv/ibc-2 – 400 new from the IFVA!
http://www.isuma.tv/takuginai-educator-series – 161 clips of Takuginai with descriptions new from the IFVA!
http://aptn.ca/shows/ – Ilinniq and Qanurli
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaS2z18QW4dITTwoYu1nxOw – 25 available

Funding for digitization and the on-line activities was provided by:

Government of Nunavut

Government of Canada – Gouvernement du Canada

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Pairijait Tigumivik Society

Nunavut Film Development Corporation – Takuginai Web Series

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For information, contact:

Debbie Brisebois
IBC Executive Director
Tel: 613-235-1892 ext. 232


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