Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Angry Inuk

Angry Inuk

  • Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
  • 85 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Showplace
Audience Award, Hot Docs 2016; Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award, ImagineNATIVE Film Festival 2016; Women Inmates' Award, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal 2016; Magnus Isacsson Award, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal 2016

Traditional Inuit seal hunting is under threat – but the community is ready to mobilize!

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: