Nakurmiik (thank-you) for your interest in Angry Inuk.
Angry Inuk is a documentary film project in the making by Unikkaat Studios Inc. in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, and in association with EYESTEELFILM.
Angry Inuk is about how Inuit hunters in tiny remote communities in the high arctic are negatively affected by animal rights groups protesting against the Canadian east coast seal hunt that happens a thousand kilometres away.
Throughout history, Inuit have been stereotypically portrayed as docile, jolly and without much capacity for anger and confrontation. While it is true that Inuit traditionally tended to convey anger in a quiet way, and used humour to diffuse confrontational situations, the “western world” (though Inuit call it the “southern world”) has misunderstood this to mean we have less capacity for anger. In reality, southerners have simply misunderstood the signs of our anger and displeasure for generations. We hope to make a humourous yet thoughtful and respectful film about this complicated and controversial subject.
We started principal photography in January 2012, and look forward to sharing it with the world when it’s done in the spring of 2015.
Please check out the “About the Film” and “Production Team” pages.
To be notified about when, where and how to see the film once it is completed, you can sign up for Alethea’s mailing list here: http://www.unikkaat.com/mailing-list/
For inquiries about Angry Inuk, or to support the film being made, contact:
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril – Producer
alethea (at) unikkaat (dot) com