Marie-Helene Cousineau

Marie-Hélène Cousineau formed the Arnait Video Collective, where she works as a coordinator/trainer, as well as an active collaborating producer. Along with co-director Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, she directed the feature film Before Tomorrow, winner of the Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. She also co-produced the 2011 APTN documentary series The Uluit, which was nominated for a Gemini for Best Documentary Series. Her video work has been widely exhibited in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. With an MFA in Communications from the University of Iowa, Cousineau was also associate professor of Communications at Concordia University in Montreal (1997–1999). From September 29 to December 16, 2012, her installation Perdre et retrouver le Nord was on view as part of the opening eight-artist show Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.



2014, 76:00 minutes, colour, Inukitut and English (w/ English subtitles)


2013, 86:00 minutes, colour, Inuktitut and English with English or French subtitles, also available Close Captioned

Charlie Pisuk

2011, 17:39 minutes, colour, English

Before Tomorrow

2008, 92:47 minutes, colour, Inuktitut w/English Subtites

Unakuluk, dear little one / cher petit

2005, 46:00 minutes, colour, Inuktitut with English, French or Spanish Subtitles


1996, 37:04 minutes, colour, Inuktituk with Eng.S.T.

Correspondence Excerpts 1991-1992

1992, 11:00 minutes, colour, Inuktituk with Eng.S.T.

Igloolik, January - February 1991

1991, 17:45 minutes, colour, English

Women In Black

1990, 27:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Persevering Realpolitik: A Conversation With Marie-Helene...
by Emily Rothwell. Fuse, Fall 2005, v. 28, no. 3.
True North, strong and Inuit
by Carolyn Bennett. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 14, 1994, v. 3.
Grierson Documentary Seminar '85: Broadening Perspective
by Cameron Bailey. Cinema Canada, Jan. 1988, no. 148.