GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Lesson 9 Film: Angry Inuk

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Required Film:

Arnaquq-Baril, A. (Producer and Writer), with Cross, D. and Moore, B. (Executive Producers). (2016) Angry Inuk. Produced by Unikkaat Studios Inc., in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, in association with EyeSteelFilm.

Angry Inuk is a documentary made by Inuk woman and film maker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Thoughout the film, Arnaquq-Baril illustrates how seal hunting is an integral part of both the Inuk’s economy and way of life. She critiques the tactics of Greenpeace in implementing a ban on seal skin products. Arnaquq-Baril explains how the European ban on seal skins is hurting the Inuk economy, despite exemptions for seal skin products from indigenous subsistence hunting. She then demonstrates how the Inuk are using social media to sway public opinion and protest the European seal skin ban. Arnaquq-Baril also notes that Arctic seal populations are increasing.

Movie poster for Angry Inuk
Angry Inuk
Credit: Film Movement Exclusives

The film is available for Penn State students to stream through the Penn State Libraries (via Kanopy Films). Use the following link to access the PSU library server where you will find a link to stream the Online Content: Angry Inuk. The film is also available through Amazon Prime and iTunes.