A World Premiere and Simultaneous Live Webcast, INUIT KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE – co-directed by Zacharias Kunuk. Satuday Oct. 23 at 7pm at Al Green Theatre

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of Zacharias Kunuk’s new documentary - Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change. Anyone can take part online for the live video webcast of the evening’s event at www.isuma.tv/ikcc.
imagineNATIVE 11th Annual Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of Zacharias Kunuk’s new documentary - Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change. Anyone can take part online for the live video webcast of the evening’s event at www.isuma.tv/ikcc.

CTV Presents
11th Annual
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Interactive Event:

INUIT KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
co-directed by Zacharias Kunuk

A World Premiere and Simultaneous Live Webcast

Saturday 7pm | OCT. 23

Al Green Theatre: 750 Spadina Ave.

Live on the web through Skype isumatv.ikcc

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of Zacharias Kunuk’s new documentary – Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change.

Nunavut-based director Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) and researcher/filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change.  As a result, ISUMA  Productions’ new documentary film reveals the depth of Inuit expertise on land and wildlife, and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting Indigenous cultures.

The world premiere screening will take place in Toronto at the Al Green Theatre, Oct 23 at 7:00pm, during the 11th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, anyone can take part online for the live video webcast of the evening’s event at www.isuma.tv/ikcc .

Following the film screening, filmmakers Kunuk and Mauro will be taking questions both from the audience in Toronto and over Skype on the web. Everyone is invited to send questions to the filmmakers. Please address them to Skype Username: isumatv.ikcc.

We invite you to attend the screening, watch the live webcast, and Skype-in to participate.

The impact of climate change in Canada is discussed by those at its front lines. In this historic documentary by the legendary ISUMA Productions, Inuit people speak first-hand about how their landscape is changing, how their atmosphere is warming and changing the sky and question if the polar bear really is endangered. Their insight – borne from centuries of shared knowledge – reveals a deep intimacy with their environment and both supports and challenges mainstream media reports of climate change. Unsettling accounts of thawing permafrost, glaciers and ice point directly to the truth that climate change has become a human rights issue for many Indigenous people.

Zacharias Kunuk (Inuk) is a renowned filmmaker whose dramatic feature films include Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner that won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes in 2001, and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, co-directed with Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Kunuk is the winner of a National Arts Award, National Aboriginal Achievement Award and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.

Ian Mauro, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow and filmmaker in Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on farmer and hunter knowledge regarding environmental issues related to biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, wildlife management and climate change. His research films have been translated into Spanish, French and Japanese and he has spent the last decade living in Inuit communities across Nunavut.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE, BY PHONE AND IN PERSON

ONLINE TICKETS

www.imagineNATIVE.org

PHONE

416-599-TIFF (8433) and 1-888-599-8433

Open daily from 10am – 10pm

IN PERSON

Festival Box Office
TIFF Bell LIghtbox – Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

Tickets on sale October 4 – 24
Open daily from 10am – 10pm

Bloor Cinema – 506 Bloor Street West
October 20 & 24 only
Opening and closing night tickets on sale at theatre 1 hour before screening (cash only)

Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – 750 Spadina Avenue
October 21 – 24
Box office opens 1 hour before the first screening of the day

Edward Day Gallery – 592 Queen Street West, Suite 200
For Media Mash-up tickets on October 21
Box office opens at 9pm (cash only)

Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor Street West
For The Beat tickets on October 23
Box office opens at 9pm (cash only)

All-Access Festival Pass $100 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $60)

All-Access Weekend Pass $70 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $42)

Opening Night Screening (includes after-party) $12 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $10)

Closing Night Screening (includes awards party) $12 (Students/Seniors/Underemployed $10)

Regular Screenings $7

Students/Seniors/Underemployed before 6pm FREE

Workshops and Panels FREE

Complete list of 2010 Sponsors:

PRESENTING:

CTV

GOLD:
APTN
Astral Radio

SILVER:
Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund
Canada Media Fund
Casino Rama
Deluxe
Global Toronto
NBC Universal
RBC

BRONZE:
CBC
Isuma.TV
TD Bank Financial Group
TVO

MEDIA:
The AVR Radio Network
Eye Weekly
mediaINDIGENA.com
Movieola
NOW
SAY Magazine
Xtra!

PUBLIC FUNDERS:
Canada Council for the Arts
Department of Canadian Heritage
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Native Women’s Association
Ontario Ministry of Tourism & Culture
Telefilm
Toronto Arts Council

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
A Space
ACTRA
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
Beehive
Charles Street Video
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
National Film Board
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
7th Generation Image Makers
Vtape
William F. White
Women in Film and Television – Toronto

FRIENDS:
Air Creebec
DHL Express
Frame Discreet
Niagara Custom Lab
Technicolor

FOUNDATIONS:
McLean Foundation
The Pluralism Fund

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