The Inuit live and die by the seal, but an army of well-funded “environmentalists” and celebrities is bent on crushing the commercial seal industry. In response, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit are challenging long-established perceptions of seal-hunting with the viral hashtag #sealfie and other media interventions. Faced with a disproportionate responsibility to protect vast northern landscapes, Inuit are fighting for a sustainable way of participating in the global economy. Rather than being forced into the mining and gas industries, these activists are determined to preserve a traditional practice that has supported them for centuries.
Co-presented by Kawartha World Issues Centre in partnership with Jack Matthews Fellowship
Performance by Unity, an a cappella women’s handdrum group who perform original works as well as traditional Aboriginal music, featuring Barb Rivett, Brenda Maracle O’Toole, Heather Shpuniarsky, and Joeann Argue.
This screening is a feature film, and requires an individual ticket: