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Nalujuk Night

La nuit du Nalujuk
Jennie Williams
2021 | 13 min 7s
English with French and Inuktitut subtitles

Selections and Awards

  • Winner - Best Short DocumentaryCanadian Screen Awards, Toronto, Canada (2022)

  • Winner: Best of FestivalYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Winner: Documentary Arts/CultureYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Winner: Kathleen Shannon AwardYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Winner - Best Atlantic Short DocumentaryFIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Official SelectionAspen Shortsfest, U.S.A. (2022)

  • Official SelectionSouth by Southwest (SXSW), Texas, U.S.A. (2022)

  • Official SelectionPalm Springs International Film Festival, California, U.S.A. (2022)

  • Official SelectionAmerican Film Institute (AFI) FEST, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (2021)

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival, Canada (2021)

  • Nominee - Best Documentary ShortAmerican Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2021)

  • Official Selection - Shorts: She Stories DOC NYC, U.S.A. (2021)

  • Official Selection Asinabka Festival - Snowscreen, Canada (2022)

  • Official Selection Available Light Film Festival, Whitehorse, Canada (2022)

  • Official Selection Miami Film Festival, Florida, U.S.A. (2022)

  • Official Selection Nunavut International Film Festival, Canada (2022)

  • Official Selection Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, Canada (2022)

  • Nomination - Emerging FilmmakerYorkton Film Festival, SK, Canada (2022)

  • Official SelectionimagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada, (2021)

  • Official Selection St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, NL, Canada (2021)

  • Official Selection Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada (2021)

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Long Synopsis

One Liner

Director's Statement

About the Lab Doc Project



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Nalujuit approach the town of Nain

Brass band plays for Nalujuit and community of Nain. Photo-credit-Jennie-Williams

A Nalujuk interacts with Inuit children

Nalujuk stares as snow falls

Fur clad Nalujuk and chain

Nalujuk peers into the dark of night

Dramatic pose of two Nalujuit

Crew films a Nalujuk on Labrador sea ice

Getting a shot on location in -40°C


Jennie Williams

Photo : Jennie Williams

Latonia Hartery

Photo : Glen Whiffen

Kat Baulu

Photo : NFB

Rohan Fernando

Photo : NFB

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells


Written and Directed by
Jennie Williams

The community of Nain, Nunatsiavut

Directors of Photography
Nigel Markham
Duncan De Young

Justin Simms

Sound Editor
Paul Steffler

Original Music by
Sarah Harris

Production Assistants
David Dicker
Ethan Angnatok

Community Logistics Co-ordinators
Willie Fox
Billy Fox
Kyle Ford

Family Collaborators
Sarah Semigak-Lidd and family
Katie Winters and family

Heather Angnatok
Atsanik Lodge

Sound Recordist
Mark Neary

Director of Photography (Trainee)
Jennie Williams

Stills Photographer
Jennie Williams

Courtney Montour
Alanis Obomsawin
Justin Simms
Ian Vatcher
Victoria Wells

Cultural Consultants
Joan Dicker
Heather Igloliorte

Jennie Williams

Inuktitut Language Advisor
Solomon Semigak

Inuktitut Translation
Katie Winters

Throat Singing and Drumming
Jennie Williams

Additional Music Recording
Michelle LaCour

Additional Music

Written by
Tanya Tagaq
Jean Martin
Ash Koosha
Performed by
Tanya Tagaq
Courtesy of Six Shooter Records

“Silent Night”
(German traditional)
Music Composed by
Franz Xaver Gruber
Performed by
Nain Brass Band

(Silesian traditional)
Music Composed by
Melchior Franck
Performed by
Nain Brass Band

“Surotsit Kaitetsit”
(Inuit traditional)
Music Composed by
Johann Abraham
Peter Schulz
Performed by
Sarah Semigak-Lidd and family

Production Supervisor
Roz Power

Technical Coordinators
Daniel Lord
Christopher Macintosh

On-line Editor
Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Re-Recording Mixer
Harvey Hyslop

Foley Engineer
Matthew Thomson

Foley Artist
Hilary Thomson

Assistant Editor
Aaron Elliott

Production Coordinator
Christine Williams

Senior Production Coordinator
Cheryl Murgatroyd

Program Administrators
Leslie Anne Poyntz
Camila Blos

Marketing Managers
Jamie Hammond
Johanna Lessard

Marketing Coordinator
Éric Bondo

Jennifer Mair

Business Affairs
Peter Kallianiotis
Dominique Aubry

Associate Producer (In Development)
Stephen Agluvak Puskas

Production Assistant (In Development)
Marian Rebeiro

Associate Producers
Jason Edmunds
Jayde Tynes

Latonia Hartery
Kat Baulu
Rohan Fernando

Executive Producer
Annette Clarke

  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories, and participatory experiences. Since 1968, the NFB has produced over 300 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers—an unparalleled collection that pushes past dominant narratives and provides Indigenous perspectives to Canadian and global audiences. The NFB is implementing an action plan with commitments that include devoting a minimum of 15 percent of overall production spending to Indigenous-led productions and making these works more accessible via Indigenous Cinema, a destination on NFB.ca.

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