Eye on the Arctic named Official Honoree in Webby Awards

15_honoreeWe received the news today from the Webby Awards folks!

The Eye on the Arctic documentary Seal Ban: The Inuit Impact has been selected as Official Honoree in the News & Politics: Individual Episode category of the 15th Annual Webby Awards.

Produced by Eye on the Arctic’s Levon Sevunts, the documentary reveals how the EU ban on seal products has profoundly affected Canada’s Inuit community. Through interviews with Inuit leaders and hunters, contextual footage and an emotional testimonial from Lisa Eetuk Ishulutak, the video helps people in the south understand what the seal hunt means for the Inuit.

Webby Awards in the Film and Video category are judged by concept & writing, quality of craft, integration, and overall experience. Being an Official Webby Honoree means the documentary was short-listed, and judged to be in the top 10% of its category. 

“It’s quite humbling,” documentary producer Levon Sevunts said. “That a story from the far away Arctic has resonated with urban digital hipsters is quite astonishing. But mostly I’m glad that we were able to give voice to a community; a people whose voice has often been ignored.”

Eye on the Arctic will continue to bring its visitors in-depth coverage of issues affecting Canada’s North as the Arctic transforms and people living there adapt. In the coming months, documentaries and stories by Eye on the Arctic partners and journalists will focus on health and well-being in the Arctic.

To submit a contribution to the site, or for further information about how to get involved please contact us: arctique@radio-canada.ca


Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

Leave a Reply

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.
Netiquette »

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *