Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | 2016 | 85 min.
2018 Official Selection
Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities who consider any seal hunting barbaric. Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the people the animal activists rarely bother to meet: the hunters, the craftspeople, the families for whom the seal hunt is a critical part of their livelihood and survival.