REEL CANADA and Forth Present: Angry Inuk
National Canadian Film Day is April 18th... but we have another event that night... so we are taking part in an early showing on April 17th! Join us to celebrate Canadian Film with a free screening of the amazing feature: Angry Inuk.
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
About the Director
Arnaquq-Baril is an award-winning Inuk filmmaker whose work has screened on CBC and APTN, and at festivals like Hot Docs and imagineNATIVE. Notable credits include Aviliaq, Inuit High Kick, and Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos.