A film by Sébastien Rist, Aude Leroux-Lévesque
2016, 78 minutes
No. 057


Living with Giants delves into the imaginative world of Paulusie Kasudluak, a young Inuk facing responsibilities as he transitions into adulthood. The film portrays his thoughts, his dreams, and his beliefs, and allows for an intimate immersion into his life and community.

Paulusie lives with his adoptive parents in the remote Inuit community of Inukjuak (the Inuktitut word for “giant”). He’s a caring son to his ailing father and a good boyfriend. The extreme landscape of Inukjuak—where life and all its routines are controlled by the weather—determines if Paulusie is out doing what he enjoys most: hunting and fishing.

But what begins as the story of an innocent teenager quickly becomes the struggle of a young man coping with the guilt of having made a huge mistake. Living with Giants is a quiet and devastating portrait of this young boy; one that offers deep appreciation of the issues and difficulties facing this community.

Official Selection, HotDocs Film Festival
Official Selection, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Winner, Best Canadian Documentary, Vancouver International Film Festival