Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Canada, 2016, 85 min.).
In this award-winning documentary, Althea Arnaquq-Baril makes a case that the Inuit have the right to hunt seals, arguing the hunt is a vital means for Inuit peoples to sustain themselves. Angry Inuk includes perspectives from Arnaquq-Baril herself as well as Aaju Peter, an Inuit seal hunt advocate, lawyer, and seal fur clothing designer who depends on the sealskins for her livelihood. Partially shot in the filmmaker’s home community of Kimmirut, where seal hunting is seen as essential for survival, the film follows Peter and other Inuit to Europe in an effort to have the EU ban on seal products overturned.
While you’re here, check out the Summer Pop-Up Shop in the American Wing, featuring unique sculptures and limited edition prints made by contemporary Inuit Artists.
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