Zacharias Kunuk

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Zacharias Kunuk was born in 1957 in Kapuvik. His testimony includes information about his move to Igloolik in 1966 and about life in the community. His parents moved while he was away at the residential school. When he joined them in the community, he was affected when he realized that he would not become a musher like his father. Zacharias mentions strict rules that kept relatives apart within the community: Roman Catholics and Anglicans were not allowed to socialize. He also mentions the alienating contents of the school curriculum. He believes that his own experience gives him the strength to consolidate the Inuit culture through film making.