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Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an Inuk filmmaker, known for her work on Inuit life and culture. She produces Inuit cultural documentaries and Inuktitut-language films through her own production company, Unikaat Studios, and through Tajarniit Productions, a collaborative project with Inuit women filmmakers.

Arnaquq-Baril directed her first full-length film, Tunnit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos (2010), a personal documentary about her journey to explore the lost tradition of Inuit facial tattoos. Between 2011 and 2018, Arnaquq-Baril has worked on five other films in various roles as producer, director and screenwriter. 

She was named by the Toronto International Film Festival as one of Canada's most important women filmmakers in 2017. Angry Inuk won the DOC Vanguard award, the Vimeo On Demand Audience Award and the Canadian Documentary Promotion Award, among others.

In 2017, Arnaquq-Baril was awarded Canada's Meritorious Service Cross, MSC, "in recognition of her work as an activist and filmmaker". She currently works part-time with the Qanak Collective, which supports Inuit empowerment projects
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@GeorginaLightning is a First Nations film director, screenwriter, and actress. In 2007, she was featured in Filmmaker Magazine as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film. In 2010 she was the recipient of the "White House Project- Epic-Award for Emerging Artist". 

n 2008, Lightning directed, wrote, and starred in the supernatural thriller film Older Than America, becoming the first North American Indigenous Woman to direct a major feature film. It went on to win over 23 awards, and was inspired by stories told to her by many of her family members and friends who attended the Indian Boarding schools.

She co-founded Tribal Alliance Productions, partnering with executive producer Audrey Martinez, as a means to create opportunities for Native American, First Nations, and other Indigenous filmmakers. A long time advocate of Native Indian advancement in the film industry, she also formed Native Media Network, a group dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Native Indian talent.