Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril Run Time: 85min Genre(s): Documentary
We all know about the terrible “brutality” of the Arctic seal hunt — or do we? Turns out there are other sides to this story: it's the story of families that need to be fed, the story of a hunting practice that began centuries ago and the story of a tradition that is central to the economy and food security of Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Angry Inuk contains a story that’s over 4,000 years old.
The seal hunt is not exactly a laughing matter, but humour and technical savvy go a long way to debunk certain claims. Wryly tackling both misinformation and aggressive appeals to emotion, Inuk filmmaker Arnaquq-Baril equips herself and her community with the powers of social media — and yes, #sealfies — to reframe a controversial topic as a cultural issue in this 2016 Audience Award–winning Hot Docs hit.
“Angry Inuk delivers important information about an issue we tend to think we know everything about, and delivers a powerful emotional punch.”
—Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine
Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0A8
Venue: Medicine Hat Public Library
Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Event Accessibility: Entry on same level; elevator available; accessible washroom