Canada, 2016, Documentary, 85 minutes
Winner 2016 Hot Docs $25,000 Audience Award
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Location: Apollo Cinema, Kitchener
Summary: 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 Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Angry Inuk is about how Inuit hunters in tiny remote communities in the high arctic are negatively affected by animal rights groups protesting against the Canadian east coast seal hunt that happens a thousand kilometres away.
Guest Speaker: Katherine Minich is an Inuk from Pangnirtung in the Nunavut Territory. She is currently completing a PhD in Policy Studies at Ryerson University where she studies the intergenerational knowledge transmission and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (traditional knowledge) of policy processes for freshwater resources, including unique methods of harvesting icebergs. Katherine has extensive experience working for provincial and national Indigenous non-profit organizations.