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Polar Film Festival 2019

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Friday, January 25

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Cocktails with Filmmakers
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Lamp Lighting Ceremony with Guest Speakers
      • Auju Peter - Inuit designer, culturalist and activist
      • Nauja Bianco - Senior Adviser to The Nordic Board
7:30 - 9:00 pm - Screenings

Feel the Inukness - Short

Dir. Becky Qilavvaq - This quirky short film stars actor Anguti Johnston step dancing around Iqaluit to a Celtic jig, which is similar to the footwork at Inuit celebrations.

Anaiyyuun: Prayer for the Whale - Short

Dir. Kiliii Yuyan - Iñupiaq people in the village of Utqiagviq, Alaska have waited for the annual migration of bowhead whales for more than 2000 years.

Angry Inuk - Feature

Dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril - Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. (trailer below)

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