Articles or Illustrations by Katarina Soukup
Katarina Soukup is an independent producer who founded Catbird Productions Inc. in 2006. She has almost ten years of experience working as documentary and multimedia producer with award-winning, internationally acclaimed Inuit filmmakers Igloolik Isuma Productions, the creative team behind the Canadian cinema classic Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2000). Under Catbird, she has produced Umiaq Skin Boat (2008) and Kakalakkuvik—Where the Children Dwell (2009) by award-winning director Jobie Weetaluktuk, as well as Tusarnituuq! Nagano in the Land of the Inuit (2009), a documentary by Félix Lajeunesse. Tusarnituuq! had its world premiere at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival and aired on Radio-Canada, ARTV, APTN and SVT Sweden. Before focusing on filmmaking, Soukup’s sound art projects, such as Radio Bicyclette, Live from the Tundra, and Arctic Phonographies, were presented at art venues in Austria, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the US, and Canada. She recently completed Lost Rivers, a cross-platform documentary for Radio-Canada, and is currently developing a number of documentary, fiction, and interactive projects for Catbird. She holds an MA in media studies from Concordia University, serves on the board of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and is co-president of Doc-Québec, the Quebec chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada.
What runs beneath industrialized cities
“Despite the fact that these rivers have been buried for almost two centuries in most cases, there seems to be something innate in us that is still drawing us to these rivers and to water”