imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

2010, Canada, 60 min, PG
Inuktitut with English subtitles
Director: Zacharias Kunuk, Ian Mauro

World Premiere

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 dOr 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.

Print Source:

Igloolilk Isuma Productions Inc
Stephane Rituit
Montreal, QC H4A 1E9
+1 514 486 0707
+1 514 486 9851 (fax)