IGLU: ANGIRRAQ [HOUSE: HOME]
IGLU: ANGIRRAQ [HOUSE: HOME]
 

Iglu: Angirraq [House: Home]

by Mosha Folger
An exploration of the meaning of the concept of housing, and it’s constant companion homelessness, in the Inuit communities in Canada's North..
2018  ·  45m  ·  Canada
English, Inuktitut
English subs
About the Film
If you don’t look too closely, life in Canada’s North can seem peaceful, serene… For the Inuit, who very recently moved from Igluvigait (Igloos) and tents, housing can still be seen as ephemeral, temporary. When you do look closer, you see many people who grew up in, and sometimes still live in, matchbox houses and other failed architectural attempts to house people in a land that is frozen and dark for much of the year. What does the concept of housing, and it’s constant companion homelessness, mean in this place, to these people?

Mosha Folger has touched on the topic of homelessness and housing among Inuit in different artistic ways. With Iglu:Angirraq (House:Home), a new mid-length documentary co-produced with his partner Karen Beddard, he explores the issue in his hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. Talking with people who are experiencing the many facets of this on-going crisis, and speaking with politicians and other locals, Iglu:Angirraq takes a hard, but personal, careful, and painstaking look at a core barrier in the growth of Nunavut.

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Producer
Mosha Folger and Karen Beddard
About the Director

Mosha Folger

Mosha Folger
Mosha Folger

Mosha Folger grew up in the community of Apex just outside of Iqaluit, NU and now calls Ottawa, ON, his home. Folger is a writer, director, producer, animator and editor of film and documentaries. He is also a spoken word poet, rapper and hip-hop artist. He has garnered attention for his intimate, personal work, which often incorporates poetry, music and biographical details. He has performed spoken word at many festivals across Canada and the United States, and his films have been screened internationally.

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