Susan Avingaq, Executive Producer
Susan Avingaq has been a regular participant in Arnait Video Productions since 1991. She was a key member of the production team for Qulliq, Ataguttaaluk Starvation and Piujuq and Angutautuq as writer, actor and musician. A renowned seamstress and artist in the Baffin region, she is also active locally in teaching sewing traditions to younger Inuit women. Susan was born on the land and moved into town in Igloolik in the mid-1970s, although her family still hunts and camps on the land part of the year. In October 1997, Susan received a travel grant from Canada Council to present a compilation of Arnait works, Taravut/Our Reflections, at the Montreal Maison de la Culture Cote-des-Neiges and the Ottawa School of Art. She also participated in the Pan Arctic Women Artists Workshop organized by the Inuit Art Foundation in 1997. In 2010, Susan was nominated for three Genie awards for her work in Before Tomorrow as screenwriter (adapted screenplay), composer (original song) and art direction.