Photo: Apayata Kotierk (2019)



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Iglulik, NU

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Iglulik, NU



Apayata Kotierk is an actor from Iglulik, Nunavut, who has performed in both movies and TV shows. His first role was as camp leader Kumaglak in the film epic Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, which won the prized Caméra d'Or at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, among other awards. His most recent project was starring as the titular character in Isuma’s One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, which had its world premiere in the Canada Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale and its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Kunuk’s latest effort earns ‘Best Canadian Film’ in Vancouver October 6, 2019 Derek Neary
The Inuit cast of AMC's "The Terror" May 19, 2018 Russell Potter
Inuk Greenlandic actress plays lead female in new AMC horror show about Franklin's expedition February 24, 2018 Sara Frizzell


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Title Release Date Role
One Day In the Life of Noah Piugattuk 2019 Actor
The Terror 2018 Shaman
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen 2006 Anguillianuk, Dog Wrangler