Carleton’s Faculty of Public Affairs will host the screening of My Father’s Land, directed and produced by award-winning filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn. It will be followed by a question and answer session, allowing the audience to hear more about their vision for the future of the North.
When: Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: Admission is $7.50, tickets are available for purchase.
My Father’s Land looks at the meanings of Inuit history and modern mining in North Baffin Island. The film explores how the Internet and new media can be used to inform and consult Inuit as the Nunavut Impact Review Board holds final public hearings on a proposal to build the world’s largest iron mine on Inuit land between Igloolik and Pond Inlet.
Kunuk is a celebrated Inuk producer and director, best known for his film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), which was awarded the prestigious Camera d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. He is the recipient of the National Arts Award, National Aboriginal Achievement Award and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Cohn also worked on Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, the first film to visualize the Christianization of Indigenous people from their own point of view. He is also co-founder, with Kunuk, Pauloosie Qulitalik, and Paul Apak Angilirq, of Canada’s first Inuit production company, ISUMA. ISUMA aims to produce independent community-based media that preserves and enhances Inuit culture and language.
About the Visions for Canada 2042 Conference
This film screening is part of the Visions for Canada 2042 Conference, which will explore the ways innovative collaboration among researchers and the community may be the most effective response to Canada’s future challenges. This conference will highlight the value of interdisciplinary research on Canada’s future by the Faculty of Public Affairs’ most innovative and renowned academic units―the Institute of Political Economy, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Kroeger College of Public Affairs.
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