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Angry Inuk Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

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Far from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, seal hunting is deeper than tradition: it is an essential part of the fragile Inuit economy. In 1983, in response to pressure from anti-hunt groups the EU banned products made from seal pups, with tragic consequences for Inuit communities. While anti- sealing campaigns continue, featuring bloody imagery and often led by very well funded animal rights groups, Angry Inuk ably, and with humour and insight, documents the struggle now being led by many Inuit. Among other things, they are taking to social media with hashtags like #sealfie, pushing back against disinformation and calling for the protection of Inuit rights, culture and income.

Presented in collaboration with the NFB, Cinema politica and the festival Présence autochtone

Angry Inuk

  • Country : Canada
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : English, Inuktitut
  • Subtitles : French, English
  • Duration : 85 MIN
  • Cinematography : Qajaaq Ellsworth
  • Editing : Sophie Farkas Bolla
  • Production : Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Bonnie Thompson
  • Sound Design : Daniel Cross

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