Miali Buscemi

Community: 
Iqaluit/Kimmirut
Languages: 
English, Inuktitut
Category: 
Actor, Performer
Sub-genre: 
Acting, Film, Theatre

Biography

Miali was brought up in Kimmirut, a small community south of Iqaluit that is filled with hunters, seamstresses and a dialect of Inuktitut as delicious as the prevailing winds that whip up the snowbanks into ephemeral creatures dancing to jazz. Miali grew up watching her parents make art, make camp and making family; she is as adept at living on the land as she is creating compelling performances.

Along with two others, Miali is the f (2017). Other theatre credits include: Kiviuq Returns (2016), Qaggiq, Northern Play Reading Series, Akpik Theatre.

Film credits include: The Grizzlies, Iqaluit, The Movie, Aviliaq: Entwined, Maina, Throat Song, Ce Qu'il Pour Vivre/Necessities of Life. She has provided commentary in Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things and The Mushuau Innu: Surviving Canada. In television she has appeared on Qanurli and Kenojuak Ashevak, Heritage Minute.

Credits/experience

Theatre

Stratford Festival Company, Ontario 2017

  • The Breathing Hole
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Treasure Island

Qaggiq Theatre Collective, Nunavut 2016

  • Kiviuq Returns

Akpik Theatre, NWT 2016

  • Northern Play Reading Series

Performance Poetry

  • Qikiqtani Inuit Association 2016
  • Alianait Arts Festival 2015
  • Nunavut Day Celebration 2014
  • Toonik Tyme Festival 2014
TV
  • Qanurli  Multi-season APTN Comedy Series (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). Ongoing.

  • Kenoujuak Ashevak, Heritage Minute

  • Alianait Arts Festival, Promotional Video
  • Nunavut Tourism, Outfitters Training, Video lead
  • Corporate Video, Nurse
  • Tobacco Intervention Training Course, Audio guide

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