Dec 8, 2009
Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (Research and Film Project by Zacharias Kanuk and Dr. Ian Mauro)
We don’t need to travel there [to Copenhagen] and burn more fossil fuels … We can use digital technology to share what we have found with the world.
- Zacharias Kanuk (quoted CBC)
Isuma TV – Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change is a new film and internet research project by Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and environmental researcher Dr. Ian Mauro. A 15-minute extract from the upcoming feature film will be presented at COP-15, the international climate change negotiations being held in Copenhagen.
Website includes blog, multimedia segments, and unedited raw footage from the film. The 15 minute video extract, “Ukiutatuq Takuguk,” will air at COP-15 on Dec. 10th, and can currently be viewed on-line. Kanuk and Mauro will also be featured on the CBC news show, “The National,” on Dec. 09 talking about their film. Check back here or Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change for updates.
- Website: Cop15 Indigenous voices on climate change film festival.
- Mary Simon’s Blog: “Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” (Dec. 11, 2009).
- CBC: “Film festival brings Inuit perspective to climate conference” (Dec. 09, 2009).
- Uptown Magazine Online: “From Igloolik to Copenhagen: Documentary project brings the Inuit perspective on climate change to the world stage” (Dec. 03, 2009).
- Isuma TV: “Maana (Now)” (by Félix Pharand). A young Inuk, acknowledging the global warming and its impacts on his community, intends to reduce drastically the energy consumption of his village.
- Nunatsiaq News: “Inuit elders speak through climate change film” (Dec. 16, 2010).