The continued existence of Inuit peoples demonstrates their resilience – not only in the environment in which they call home but also, and as for many other Indigenous peoples of the world, in face of the many hundreds of years of history of those seeking to impose the “benefits” of Western / European civilization upon their way of life.
And it goes on, lest you believe colonialism ended, it simply takes different forms, some of which are cast in the spotlight in Angry Inuk, like those who live affluent lives in cosy apartments raising millions of dollars so that they can mount their moral high-horse and decide how Arctic peoples must live their lives.
Angry Inuk is a remarkable documentary about remarkable people.
By design neglect or ignorance we continue to do our best to make their lives impossible when we would do well to be grateful that they manage to survive their environment and and despite western civilization’s best efforts – because we need to learn from them.
CBC is screening Angry Inuk this evening. [Schedules may vary]
If you can get to see it I very much doubt you will regret the time you spend doing so and having your horizons broadened.
It you can’t then you can find it on itunes for few bucks.
This is the Synopsis from Vimeo
Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/181059386″>Angry Inuk (Trailer)</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/nfbmarketing”>NFB/marketing</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>