Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change Premiere Screening to be Webcasted

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change co-directors Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro Isuma TV just uploaded the trailer for Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change — a new documentary by Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat /The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change).

The trailer features an Inuit elder saying “Our beautiful environment is changing. Inuit are changing. We are all changing.”

It seems that the process of making a documentary is also changing. People from across Canada and around the world will be able to join IsumaTV and co-presenter Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami LIVE on the web or at this year’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (750 Spadina Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) for a special interactive screening of the 54-minute film on Saturday, October 23 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm{jcomments on}.

You can RSVP via Facebook for the event.

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change film synopsis:

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 the Cannes in 2001, and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, co-directed with Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Kunuk is the winner of a National Arts Award, National Aboriginal Achievement Award and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.

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