Vancouver Island Regional Library (Courtenay) presents Angry Inuk

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Angry Inuk (2016)

Angry Inuk

Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril Run Time: 85min Genre(s): Documentary

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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

Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
This film is subtitled in: English

Venue: Courtenay Public Library

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible and accessible washroom.

Courtenay Public Library, 300 6th St., Courtenay, BC, V9N 9V9
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