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NEW APTN KIDS SERIES ANAANA’S TENT CELEBRATES INUIT IDENTITY AND INUKTITUT LANGUAGE

NEW APTN KIDS SERIES ANAANA’S TENT CELEBRATES INUIT IDENTITY AND INUKTITUT LANGUAGE

Anaanas Tent features Inuit cast and Nunavummiut musical performers

Taqqut Productions announces the exciting premiere of the new childrens variety series ANAANAS TENT (13 x 22 min), airing Saturday mornings on APTN Kids in Inuktitut starting May 12th.

SATURDAYS
APTN East 6:45am ET
APTN North 6:45am CT | 7:45 ET

The English-language version will air FALL 2018.

Anaanas Tent is an entertaining and educational preschool TV series that aims to prepare children for Kindergarten. The series is an exciting mix of live-action, puppet, and animated segments filled with Northern stories. Anaanas Tent teaches Inuit values of kindness, friendship, patience and environmental stewardship.

We are thrilled, excited and hopeful that Inuktitut programming such as Anaanas Tent will pave the way for more Inuk filmmakers of all genres. I am proud of this series because quality programming thats educational should be at the forefront for

youngsters. Television programming in Inuktitut needs to be available for all ages to be truly immersed in ones language.

The Anaanas Tent season begins with host Rita Claire setting up camp at her mothers tent on the land. With the help of her old husky, Qimmiq, and a cast of special friends, Rita Claire sings songs, plays games, reads stories and learns new words in Inuktitut. Special guests include Celina Kalluk, Beatrice Deer, Looee Arreak, Meeka Arnakaq and the Jerry Cans.

“I am so excited to have this series aired in Inuktitut for Inuit children to watch,” said Roselynn Akulukjuk, series writer and director. “Its so important for children to watch TV in our language and be ready for school already knowing a basic level of Inuktitut.

Filmed on location in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Anaanas Tent is unique because it has two language versions, English and Inuktitut, the language spoken by the majority of Inuit in Canadas eastern Arctic. By creating content for Indigenous viewers and fostering

the Inuktitut language for future generations, Anaanas Tent hopes to make its mark on

Canadian television.

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About Taqqut Productions

Taqqut Productions is an Inuitowned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Taqqut has production experience with live action, stop-motion animation, 2D animation and puppets, and has a wealth of stories from Northern folklore to share with the world. Taqqut is committed to bringing the stories of the North to the world and aims to establish itself as an innovative leader of youth and childrens programming. www.taqqut.com

About APTN Kids

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the first national Aboriginal broadcast– er in the world, with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples, to share with all Canadians as well as viewers around the world. First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples now have the opportunity to share their stories with the rest of the world on a nation-

al television network dedicated to Aboriginal programming. Through documentaries, news magazines, dramas, entertainment specials, childrens series, cooking shows and education programs, APTN offers all Canadians a window into the remarkably diverse worlds of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and throughout the world.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Pia Flamand, publicist, Taqqut Productions pia.flamand[at]inhabitmedia[dot]com
647-352-0600

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