Ian Kalmbaugh

The Boys of Nunavut

Short Film


The Boys of Nunavut




Movember Foundation

In the Inuit Nunangat region of Northern Canada, suicide rates can be as high as 25 times the national average.

Movember funded an initiative called, ‘Young Hunters’ Program in Arviat, Nunavut, created in 2012 by community elders and experts of indigenous health and mental wellness. The program takes at-risk youth out on the land with an experienced hunter to teach the boys traditional Inuit skills and knowledge to live off the land.

2019, Audience Honor at The Shorty Awards

  1. 2018, Finalist at Reelworld Film Festival

2018, Audience Award at Toronto Short Film Festival

Directed by Andrew Maguire of Pigeon Road