Arnait Video Productions: A Conversation with Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Arnait Video Productions: A Conversation with Marie-Hélène Cousineau” is now available online at INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media as part of the “Back and Forth” interview series. This interview traces Arnait Video Productions almost 30-year history from the formation of the collective to its current feature film productions.

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“We were called Arnait Ikajurtigiit – which translates to ‘women helping each other.’ Arnait was very loose, there was no need to be a member, whoever came was part of the group.”

“There was a fragility to the workshop. Everyone was so busy with their lives, their children and their life condition, and we didn’t have an office or much equipment, so to do this work was very delicate. It was strong, but delicate at the same time. It was something that we needed to really pay attention to because if we stopped, it would be nothing. People would still live and tell stories but it wouldn’t be on video. To make it work, it needed a lot of attention.”

– Marie-Hélène Cousineau on Arnait Video Productions