2010, Canada, 60 min, PG Inuktitut with English subtitles Director: Zacharias Kunuk, Ian Mauro
Presented as part of: Interactive Event
Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change
Oct 23 2010, 7:00PM
Al Green Theatre
The impact of climate change in Canada is discussed by those at its front lines. In this historic documentary by the legendary Isuma Productions, Inuit people speak first-hand about how their landscape is changing, how the sky has turned colour and if the polar bear really is endangered. Their insight – borne from centuries of shared knowledge – reveals a deep intimacy with their environment and convincingly challenges mainstream media accounts of climate change. Unsettling accounts of new flora, thawing permafrost and dwindling ice point directly to the truth that climate change has become a human rights issue for many Indigenous people.
Zacharias Kunuk (Inuk) is a renowned filmmaker whose dramatic feature films include Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2001, and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Kunuk was awarded The
Order of Canada in 2005. His documentary Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2010.