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“Angry Inuk” director hopes to change minds on seal hunt ban

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The Green Film Series presents the highly acclaimed film “Angry Inuk” on Monday November 14 in Gibsons and Wednesday November 16 in Sechelt. Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time, and Inuit have always been an afterthought in international discussions around it.

'Angry Inuk', Mon Nov 14 in Gibsons, Wed Nov 16 in Sechelt


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.
“How does a culture with an understated anger confront a group that is exactly the opposite?” asks filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril in this fiercely passionate doc.
Director Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they dissolve outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Winner of the Audience favourite award at the 2016 Hot Docs International Film Festival, this film was chosen to open the Imaginative Festival in Toronto last month.
The screening in Gibsons will be at the Heritage Playhouse Monday November 14 at 7:30pm, and in Sechelt at the SC Art Centre on Wednesday October 16, at 7:30pm. Admission is by donation at the door (suggested $10). For more information go to greenfilms.ca.
Green Film Series events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action, encouraging community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The series is produced by the Rhizome Up! Media Society.

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