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Angry Inuk - Film Screening and Q&A with Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Organized by the Polar Research and Policy Initiative 14. September 2017

Angry Inuk is a 2016 Canadian feature-length documentary film written and directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril that defends the Inuit seal hunt, arguing the hunt is a vital means for Inuit peoples to sustain themselves. 

Friday, October 13, 21:00 - 22:00
Location: Kaldalón, Ground Level

Subjects in Angry Inuk include Arnaquq-Baril herself as well as Aaju Peter, an Inuit seal hunt advocate, lawyer and seal fur clothing designer who depends on the sealskins for her livelihood. Partially shot in the filmmaker's home community of Kimmirut, where seal hunting is seen as essential for survival, the film follows Peter and other Inuit to Europe in an effort to have the EU Ban on Seal Products overturned.

  1. Introduction of the movie and of the movie director: Dr. Dwayne Ryan Menezes
  2. Screening of the film Angry Inuk
  3. Q&A with Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Speakers:

  • Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative
  • Anne-Tamara Lorre PhD, Ambassador of Canada to Iceland
  • Carolyn Bennett PC MP, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Canada
  • Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Angry Inuk
  • Penny Goodman FRGS, British academic and Hon Secretary of the Arctic Club