To complement the exhibit Follow the North Star: Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh, MFA Film presents a selection of films by and about the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic. The lineup includes two films by renowned Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kanuk: Searchers (2016) and Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001); Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary Angry Inuk, which makes a case for the importance of seal hunting to the survival of Inuit communities; and Linda Matchan and Susan Gray’s documentary Circus Without Borders, about two friends on a mission to bring hope and change to struggling communities through circus events.

While you’re here, check out the Summer Pop-Up Shop in the lowest level of the American Wing, featuring unique sculptures and limited edition prints made by contemporary Inuit Artists.



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In This Series

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Angry Inuk
August 5, 2017
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Canada, 2016, 85 min.).

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
August 5, 2017
2:00 pm5:00 pm

Directed by Zacharias Kanuk (Canada, 2001, 172 min.).

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August 6, 2017
1:00 pm2:35 pm

Directed by Zacharias Kanuk (Canada, 2016, 94 min.).

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Circus Without Borders
August 6, 2017
3:00 pm4:45 pm

Directed by Susan Gray and Linda Matchan (USA, 2015, 69 min.). Documentary.

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