Inuit Knowlege and Climate Change

Zacharius Kunuk

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Zacharius Kunuk, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (still), 2010. 

e-flux presents Me, You, and Everyone We Know Inuit Knowlege and Climate Change
Zacharius Kunuk

60 Minutes
Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto

August 4–18, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Zacharias Kunuk’s Inuit Knowlege and Climate Change (2010), streaming from Wednesday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Zacharias Kunuk and his team at Isuma Productions have teamed up with researcher Ian Mauro, PhD, University of Victoria, to document and communicate Inuit knowledge regarding climate change in Nunavut. This community-based video research and filmmaking project values the important contribution Inuit have made regarding climate change impacts and associated adaptation strategies.

Inuit Knowlege and Climate Change is presented here as one of six films in Part Four | Frames for Alterity (Ethnography, Human Rights, Class, and Race), the final of four programs in the online series Me, You, and Everyone We Know: Interrelationality, Alterity, Globalization programmed by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The series will run in four thematic parts from June 23 through August 18, 2021. Each part will include a two-week group screening, and a live discussion. The series concludes with a repeat of all films from parts one through four on August 18.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Indigenous Issues & Indigeneity, Film
Climate change, Knowledge Production, Landscape, Artistic Research, Environment
Return to Part Four | Frames for Alterity (Ethnography, Human Rights, Class, and Race)

Zacharias Kunuk is a Canadian Inuk filmmaker and producer. His film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner was the first Canadian dramatic feature film produced entirely in Inuktitut; it won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes film festival in 2001 and was named as the greatest Canadian film of all time by the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival poll. His film The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, co-directed with Norman Cohn, opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. He is the president and co-founder with Paul Qulitalik, Paul Apak Angilirq, and Norman Cohn of Igloolik Isuma Productions, Canada’s first independent Inuit production company. Kunuk is the winner of a National Arts Award and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and a member of the Order of Nunavut in 2019.


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