#FilmmakerFriday: ‘Angry Inuk’ Director Honored for Indigenous Leadership

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril was among nine recipients of the Canadian Polar Medal. Her documentary Angry Inuk had its U.S. premiere at the 2017 Festival.

Congratulations to 2017 Festival Alum Alethea Arnaquq-Baril!


The Polar Medal recognizes extraordinary service to Canada’s polar regions and the North. In total, nine people from Alaska, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Cree territory in Northern Quebec will be honoured with Meritorious Service Decorations or the Polar Medal … Considered one of Canada’s top directors, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s film Angry Inuk, released in 2016, is a powerful look into the Inuit seal hunt, aiming to change perceptions that have led to seal product bans in markets like the European Union. Arnaquq-Baril is based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and is the founder of Unikkaat Studio Inc., using her films to document traditional and contemporary Inuit culture.


via cbcnews