Kumu Documentary: Ever Deadly
Dir Chelsea McMullan, Tanya Tagaq
Canada 2022, 89 min
In English and Inuktikut, with English subtitles
Introduction by Ants Johanson.
Ever Deadly is an immersive, visceral music and cinema experience featuring Tanya Tagaq, an avant-garde Inuk throat singer, and was created in collaboration with the award-winning film-maker Chelsea McMullan. This documentary explores Tagaq’s transformations of sound in the context of colonial fallout, natural freedom and Canadian history.
We witness Tagaq’s intimate relationship with the Nuna – the Land – a living, breathing organism present in all forms of her improvised performances. Ever Deadly interweaves concert footage with stunning sequences filmed on location in Nunavut, seamlessly bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph, all through the musical expressions of one of the most innovative performers of our time.
We thank: Embassy of Canada to Estonia