The Yellowknife International Film Festival kicks off tonight with three events at three locations.
One of the events at the Northern Arts and Culture Centre features the screening of Angry Inuk, a documentary that follows Inuit seal hunters through their day-to-day life and the fight against the European seal skin ban.
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is the director of the film. She is an Inuit woman that was raised in the North on a diet of seal meat and knows how important the industry is to Inuit people.
“As an Inuk you just become aware as you grow up that there’s a world out there that doesn’t approve of hunting seals, and it’s a big issue that affects a lot of people up here,” Said Arnaquq-Baril.
She discussed what it was like growing up knowing that society villianizes your heritage and her passion to show the world the real beauty in the seal hunts of the Canadian Arctic.
“Our perspective is so rarely heard on the issue, unfortunately,” explained Arnaquq-Baril.
Although she narrates the film, it is not from a personal perspective. It will be screened tonight, Wednesday September 26th, at 7 PM at the NACC.
Tickets are still available for the screening.
If you would like to hear more about the film listen below!
For more information on events for the Yellowknife Film Festival visit their website for a complete list of screenings and locations.