A wonderful look at the importance of soccer for those living in Nunavut by Canadian photographer and filmmaker Adrijan Assoufi. With a suicide rate almost 10 times the national average, “Aqijuq: Playing on a Frozen Land” highlights the rich cultural history of the sport as the new generation of Northern players work to compete in a major youth tournament.


Director: Adrijan Assoufi
Cinematography/Sound Recording: Isaac Strickland, Adrijan Assoufi
Editor/Sound Design: Mike Lobel
Drone Operator/Additional Footage: Isaac Strickland, Kim Boucher Morin, Mike Lobel
Translation: Julia Demcheson
Music: “Wolves Don’t Live by the Rules” by Elisapie, Joe Grass
Special Thanks:
The Nunavut Soccer Association
Connected North


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