Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

In recognition of the Canada Days program at MU, The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago and the Canadian Studies Center at the University of Missouri present a free film and post-film discussion at Ragtag. Post-film Q&A with co-director Ian Mauro.

What are the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic? Drawing from an ancient memory bank of knowledge and experience, contemporary Inuit share their knowledge of climate change in their homeland and make it clear that this is a human rights issue affecting their culture and their survival in Qapirangajuq, the world's first documentary on climate change as told by Inuit in their language.

This event is free! Ragtag's Free Ticket Policy applies: Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at noon the day of the show. No more than four free tickets will be given to one person. A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime and not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.

About the filmmakers:

Zacharias Kunuk is a filmmaker whose dramatic feature films include Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), which won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes in 2001 and The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, co-directed with Norman Cohn, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Kunuk is the winner of a National Arts Award, National Aboriginal Achievement Award and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.

Ian Mauro, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow and filmmaker in Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on farmer and hunter knowledge regarding environmental issues related to biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, wildlife management and climate change. His research films have been translated into Spanish, French and Japanese and he has spent the last decade living in Inuit communities across Nunavut.