Angry Inuk

Documentary | PG | 85 min


Uptown Theatre 1 Fri, Oct 14, 2016 7:00 PM
There will be a post screening Q&A with guests Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Aaju Peter.
Uptown Theatre 4 Sun, Oct 23, 2016 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Release Year:2016
Rating:G - has mature theme
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Cast:Aaju Peter
Lasaloosie Ishulutak
Joannie Ikkidluak
Produced By:Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Bonnie Thompson
Screenwriter:Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Social Media


Anti–seal hunting campaigns have attracted high profile supporters, and with them, hefty financial contributions. From Pamela Anderson to Paul McCartney, celebrities have voiced their outrage about an issue they seem keenly unqualified to discuss. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for traditional practices that have supported them for centuries. With a way of life on the cusp of extinction, who’s really at fault? How does a culture that exercises understated anger and finds peaceful ways to resolve conflict compete with animal activist groups that rely on anti-sealing sentiment they aggressively cultivate to underwrite their other causes? Alethea Arnaquq-Baril uses her filmmaking skills to organize and embolden a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit to stand up for their rights. Establishing #sealfie on Instagram and skillfully employing social media, they lobby legislators and expose misinformation while staying true to their values in their fight for survival. (Written by Alexander Rogalski, HOT DOCS 2016)