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photo credit: Stacey Aglok MacDonald

The kamik and converse have become a popular image for the Qanurli? series. Its was conceived with the idea of us as modern Inuit having one foot in both worlds – traditional and new.

We recently ran a contest on our social media with the above image and had over 1K likes and shares and got us over 500 new followers! Although our Facebook is usually very active – this was definitely a record breaker for us.

Dont miss out, follow Qanurli on social media here: Facebook / Twitter

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Qanukiaq Studios Announces Qanurli Premiere – September 5 on APTN

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 2, 2016) – The comedic crew behind the hit series Qanurli? are back with their fifth season, set to premiere on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s North feed at 7:00 PM Central (8:00 PMEastern) on Monday, September 5, 2016. The latest season of the Inuktut-language show includes 13 new episodes, shot in Iqaluit, Nunavut and, for the first time, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.

“We are so excited to unleash this season on our audience,” said Vinnie Karetak, who plays Nipangi Huittaq, one of the show’s lead characters. “Season five ushered in a new era for us at Qanurli? – our company, Qanukiaq Studios, took over as producers, we gained more funding, built a bigger crew. You’re going to see that reflected on screen.”

Despite these changes and growths, the show still remains, at its core, the community-oriented, locally-made, DIY-driven series fans have come to know and love. Returning this season are recurring characters like Uu and Aa, both played by Iqaluit-based actress, Malaya Qaurnirq Chapman, and Hiccuper, played by Samson Wager Ford. In addition, viewers will be introduced to a host of new characters and some amazing new sets.

“We’re always trying to learn and improve,” said Anguti Johnston, who is the show’s lead writer, one of its directors and producers, and the actor who plays principal character, Inuk Qablunaaq. “Season five is, without a doubt, our best season ever. So now we have a new benchmark to surpass, for future seasons.”

The Qanurli? team invites people to not only tune in on Monday evening, but to connect with them via social media during the shows broadcast using the hashtag #QanurliPremiere. “It’s a fun way to engage with our audience,” said Stacey Aglok MacDonald, lead producer of Qanurli? “Plus, there will be chances to win the last Qanurli? cap and some awesome new swag!”

Fans of the series are encouraged to follow along and enter for a chance to win prizes by using #QanurliPremiere on Twitter and Facebook on Monday, September 5th, starting at 7:45 PM (EST).

SPOTTED: Trudeau’s son sporting QANURLI cap!!!!

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Above: Qanukiaq writers/producers with Prime Minisiter, Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit, Nunavut Below: Trudeau family out and about while wearing our Qanurli cap!

Piqativu! Trudeau’s son is sporting our #qanurli hat! We get so happy when we see people wearing them whether it’s an Elder at the bank or our Prime Ministers son! So awesome. CBC Nunavut qujannamiik for pointing this out!

You can find out more about our tv series here: www.qanurli.ca or find us on Facebook or Twitter

You can also watch the CBC video HERE.

Qanurli on CBC North

Check out the story about our show, QANURLI, by CBC North.

The little Inuktitut comedy show that aims high!  Nukurmiik to our broadcaster Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, our funders CMF and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation and also to First Air, The Airline of the North for supporting us in taking the show to other Inuit regions this weekend! ‪#‎Qanurli‬

 

 

Northern Journal writes about Qanurli

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The Northern Journal did a story on Qanurli. From small budget kids in Iqaluit teaching ourselves how to make a tv show with IBC, to starting our own company, Qanukiaq Studios, getting a broadcast license and becoming a CMF funded show – its been a crazy fun and challenging ride for us right from the start. Never give up guys!

We need to give a shout out here for those early years of mentorship and support given to us and Qanurli by Kath Clarida-Fry, Angie Pajek and Stephanie Brown who worked with us at IBC. We also had some teammates in those years that worked crazy hard and contributed some of the awesomest ideas, such as Nooks Lindell! Nakurmiik to our growing team of collaborators and mentors today also. It takes a team.

Finding True North “6 things learned working on Qanurli”

Anubha Momin (who worked with us our production manager) runs a super awesome blog over at Finding True North and wrote a story about her experience working with us on the new season of Qanurli! We loved having her join our Qanurli team and we look forward to working more with her!

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You can check out the story HERE.