Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities who consider any seal hunting barbaric. Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the people the animal activists rarely bother to meet: the hunters, the craftspeople, the families for whom the seal hunt is a critical part of their livelihood and survival. She follows a group of students to Europe, where they plead the Inuit case before a European Union panel.
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- " A dignified response to those who oppose seal hunting but willfully ignore the fact that international bans on seal products severely inhibit the subsistence hunting vital to Arctic communities."
- "Angry Inuk offers much to chew on."
- "Arnaquq-Baril has zero tolerance for nonsense and the titular angry Inuk of this doc refuses to sit silently from the sidelines. Thank goodness for that."
Awards & Recognition
Hot Docs Int'l. Documentary Festival
Social Justice Award
Santa Barbara Int'l. Film Festival