John Houston

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John’s life is a story of the Arctic and Nova Scotia. He owes his storytelling to both the Inuit among whom he was raised, while his parents James and Alma Houston, helped develop what the world now knows as Inuit art, as well as to a long line of Maritime ancestors. After graduating from Yale University, John became Pangnirtung’s Art Advisor, regaining his childhood fluency in Inuktut. Also fluent in French, he went on to work in film across the Arctic and worldwide. His eight films to date have won national and international awards. John presents and screens his films nationally and internationally,

Industry Role

  • Producer
  • Director / Filmmaker