To celebrate National Canadian Film Day, we are screening Angry Inuk
*Seating is limited. Please click the “Register” button below to reserve your seat.*
We all know about the terrible “brutality” of the Arctic seal hunt — or do we? Turns out there are other sides to this story: it’s the story of families that need to be fed, the story of a hunting practice that began centuries ago and the story of a tradition that is central to the economy and food security of Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. Angry Inuk contains a story that’s over 4,000 years old.
The seal hunt is not exactly a laughing matter, but humour and technical savvy go a long way to debunk certain claims. Wryly tackling both misinformation and aggressive appeals to emotion, Inuk filmmaker Arnaquq-Baril equips herself and her community with the powers of social media — and yes, #sealfies — to reframe a controversial topic as a cultural issue in this 2016 Audience Award–winning Hot Docs hit.
“Angry Inuk delivers important information about an issue we tend to think we know everything about, and delivers a powerful emotional punch.”
—Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine
We respectfully acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded traditional territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, who have been caretakers of the land since time immemorial.
Our space is wheelchair accessible, with room for electric chairs. We have one a single stall accessible, family washroom however it does not currently have an automatic button. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Courtenay Branch.