VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: Losing their Words

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In this documentary, Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn follws the unique linguistic journey of an aspiring MC from Nunavut.

She also interviews Canadian, Alaskan and Greenland Inuit from the world of hip-hop, theatre, film, literature and linguistics, finding unique perspectives on the future of the Inuit language. She examines the truths, divisions and controversy behind this highly complex issue. Some think standardizing the Inuit language is the solution, others worry standardization will erode regional Inuit cultures and kill off local Inuit dialects for good.

Does Greenland hold the answer?

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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