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Screening: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (2010) and Seeking Netukulimk (2013)
March 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
INUIT KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE (2010, Dirs. Zacharias Kunuk & Ian Mauro, 60′). Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it. Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture. Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.
SEEKING NETUKULIMK (2013, Dirs. Martha Stiegman & Kerry Prosper, 21′). Kerry Prosper is a passionate fisher and Mi’kmaq elder, who is teaching his grandchildren how to exercise their treaty rights by fishing eels. But those rights come with sacred responsibilities to care for the land and waters of Mi’kma’ki. Seeking Netukulimk is a lyrical exploration of the traditional laws that govern fishing in the Mi’kmaq world, and some of the political battles that have been fought to defend them.
Whose Knowledge? Whose Power? Documentary Film Series (March 2015)
Join us for provocative documentary films, followed by moderated discussion. A collaboration betweenThe Radical Imagination Project and the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries.
More information: http://radicalimagination.org/whose-knowledge-whose-power