11/16/2010 9:46:15 PM

Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change

Ian Mauro & Andrew Derocher, with film on screen in backgroundPBI and Frontiers North Adventures co-sponsored the showing of a powerful new film in Churchill this November, followed by a panel discussion. The new documentary, Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, is the world's first Inuktitut language film on the topic. Profound and unforgettable, it provides insights into Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.

Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk O.C. (Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner) and University of Victoria researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. It takes viewers out onto the land with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic.

After the showing in Churchill this November, director Zacharias Kunuk joined the panel discussion via Skype. Other panelists included filmmaker Ian Mauro, left, and Dr. Andrew Derocher, polar bear scientist, right.

Photo ©Daniel J. Cox/Natural Exposures.com.

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