At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, award-winning Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, based in Iqaluit was invited as a guest to shed insight into the future of contemporary Indigenous storytelling and using a sense of humility to help tell stories.
In today’s ever-changing industry, a look at how to approach the community with an increasing demand for authenticity and diverse representation is explored as well. Angry Inuk, a documentary film by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, won the Canada‘s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award in 2017. Some of her other works include High Kick, Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, an animated short film titled Seven Sins: Sloth—one of 15 shorts selected for Telefilm‘s Perspective Canada screenings at the Cannes Film Market, Lumaajuuq: The Blind Boy and the Loon, and Aviliaq: Entwined. With a hometown based studio named Unikkaat Studios, Arnaquq-Baril executively produced Miranda de Pencier‘s award-winning Throat Song, and co-produced the documentaries Experimental Eskimos and Arctic Defenders.
Check out the Doc Conference video here: