Reviewed By: Jerome Fitts
“Kuujjuaq”, a smart phone short film, which was initially a student essay, has found its way onto the Cacique Film Festival Series (Vienna, Austria event March 29th, 2019) screening selection. As well as being educational short film to anyone who hasn’t been to Kuujjuaq, this may serve as another reason to travel to a place where most wouldn’t dare ponder. That is until now! Do yourself some justice and click on the highlighted links in blue to find out where this remarkable village is.
Kuujjuaq trailer / bande-annonce from Wapikoni mobile on Vimeo.
Besides the obvious that its blistering cold in Kuujjuaq, the film gives some insight to the culture as well as the amazing geography that surrounds one of the fourteen villages in this Canadian province. Maybe short films such as this should be endorsed more to broaden the minds of those that wonder what a pure quality of life is like and how similar their own existence is. Sammy Gadbois, did a fabulous job of encouraging viewers to visit his village with a broader outlook on what some may consider untouched regions.
We do hope that all of the major travel boards (TripAdvisor to Booking.com) take notice of the work this student has done “pro-bono” advertising this remarkable village. In closing it should be noted that the Wapikoni Mobile team deserves a standing ovation for not only supporting their youth but also doing an excellent job with their professional submission. We are eternal fans.
Thank you Mr. Gadbois for enlightening us.