A film by Peter Raymont | Canada | English | 57′


Magic in the Sky investigates the impact of television on the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic. The film also documents the establishment of the first Inuit-language television network, called Inukshuk, which, utilizing the Anik B communications satellite, began broadcasting to six Inuit communities in December, 1980. The Inuit’s effort to create an indigenous television network mirrors the larger struggle of a culture trying to preserve its unique identity.

Produced by Investigative Productions and The National Film Board of Canada, with the assistance of the Department of Communications, the Secretary of State, Multiculturalism Directorate Native Citizens Directorate, the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Andrew Antenna, Darome Industries, Northern Transportation Company Ltd., the Arctic Pilot Project Imperial Oil, Petro Canada, the Samuel & Sayde Bronfman family Foundation, and in collaboration with The Inuit Tapirisat of Canada