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INNOVATOR PROFILE

NYLA INNUKSUK

Area of Expertise: Film

"Indigenous filmmakers are really starting to find their voice now. They have a very unique perspective; not just on this subject matter but also on the way we look at Canada and I think that that’s something that is really fascinating to people outside of the Indigenous community, but I think it’s also is really important for our young people. It allows us to see ourselves reflected and our culture represented."
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From Igloolik and Iqaluit, Nyla is CEO of Mixtape VR and an Associate Producer at Big Soul. At Mixtape VR Nyla’s projects include DOCX: A TRIBE CALLED RED: INDIAN CITY 360°, an immersive virtual reality that allows the listener to be the DJ and mix their own track, and at Big Soul she’s worked on everything from music videos to a television series. She’s also created two films for the NFB’s Stories from Our Land series: INNGIRUTI: THE THING THAT SINGS! (2012), featuring accordionist Simeonie Keenainak, and FINDING HOME (2013).

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