Movie screening: Angry Inuk
- Event status
- November 30, 2017 - 19:00
- November 30, 2017 - 21:30
Do you remember those scandalous reports on seal hunting, with horrible images of poor seal babies slaughtered, with all those blood in the snow and sad puppy eyes? Well, you might have been brainwashed.
This documentary takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact that international campaigns against the seal hunt have had on their lives.
Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuk) takes on misconceptions of commercial seal hunting, introducing us to the individual Inuit hunters and communities fighting to retain their ancestral rights and earn a living in today's international monetary economy, by focusing on her own relatives, friends, and community.
After the screening, there is - as usual - room for questions and to have an open discussion. On top of this, we are very happy to announce that as a bonus after the movie we will get some more in-depth input on the topic from Dr. Geneviève Desportes who is working with NAMMCO, the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission.