Qapirangajuq Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change
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 environmental expertise and indigenous ways of adapting to it. Screening (watch film at http://isuma.tv) followed by a Q&A with Ian Mauro and Zach Kunuk (Inuit) and moderated by a member of the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies team. Presented on March 27, 2011.
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