Angry Inuk has been voted winner of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award. TIFF’s celebration of Canadian cinema, screen talent, and creativity crowned its people choice award winner, with Toronto audiences voting Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary Angry Inuk their favourite pick from the festival’s 10 feature films.
Angry Inuk investigates the global anti-sealing movement’s impact on Inuit communities. Director Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Commenting on winning the People’s Choice Award, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril said, “I want to say thank you to everyone who came out and saw Angry Inuk and was willing to open their hearts and minds to a perspective that they have not seen before. We are heading into our European and American premieres in the next couple of weeks so this is wonderful news to receive.”
Watch Alethea’s full acceptance speech here: https://youtu.be/M0NG9nG-wJ0