Northern Haze: Living the Dream

Derek Aqqiaruq

Canada, Music Documentary, 2011
36 min, Video, Color
English, Inuktitut with English subtitles


In 2010, independent music producer Jason Flower traveled to the remote community of Igloolik (Nunavut) to interview the remaining band members of Northern Haze, the first known Inuit Rock Band to sing in their native tongue. A sensation in Northern Canada, the band remains largely unknown in the rest of the country. Northern Haze: Living the Dream, which screened at imagineNATIVE 2011, tells the story of this close knit band and their love of music.


US Premiere


Derek_AqqiaruqAn experienced circus performer and musician, Derek Aqqiaruq is also an up and coming filmmaker. A proud Inuk, his film debut was Artcirq Expedition which he directed and edited last year. Northern Haze: Living the Dream is his second documentary film.




Producer: Artcirq
Production Companies: Artcirq
Screenwriter: Derek Aqqiaruq
Cinematographer: Derek Aqqiaruq
Editor: Derek Aqqiaruq
Sound Design: Daniel Lagacé
Music: Northern Haze
Cast: Kolitalik Innuksuk, Naisana Qamaniq, James Ungalaq, John Innoya, Elijah Kunnuk, Derek Aqqiaruq, Jason Flower, Elijah Evaloarjuk

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Wednesday, April 25 - 2:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free