Screening of the documentary ANGRY INUK
(82 min, 2016, Dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril). Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit communities 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.
Post-screening discussion with Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Film & TV, NYU).
Event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Seating is first-come, first-served.
March 23-25 at NYU.
Supported by an NYU Green Grant from the Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, New York University Arts Council
Co-sponsors: NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A), Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, Center for Latin American and Caribbean (CLACS), Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Journalism, Native American, Indigenous Students’ Group; and Irish Screen America, NY Wild Film Festival,NY Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.