Isuma is an artist collective and Canada’s first Inuit owned production company, co-founded by Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak Angilirq and Norman Cohn in Igloolik, Nunavut in 1990.

Known internationally for its award-winning film ‘Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner’ – the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language – Isuma was selected to represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale where they screened the film ‘One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk’, the first presentation of art by Inuit in the Canada Pavilion.

Isuma focuses on bringing people of multiple age ranges, cultural backgrounds, and belief systems together to support and promote Canada’s indigenous community through television, the Internet and film. Isuma’s mission is to produce independent, community-based media aimed to preserve and enhance Inuit culture and language; to create jobs and economic development in Igloolik and Nunavut; and to tell authentic Inuit stories to Inuit and non-Inuit audiences worldwide.