Angry Inuk

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October 28th, 2017, 11:15am – 1:15pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

In her film Angry Inuk, Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stand an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Audience Award Hot Docs Film Festival