About the Film
Anti–seal hunting campaigns have attracted high profile supporters, and with them, hefty financial contributions. From Pamela Anderson to Paul McCartney, celebrities have voiced their outrage about an issue they seem keenly unqualified to discuss. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for traditional practices that have supported them for centuries. With a way of life on the cusp of extinction, who's really at fault? How does a culture that exercises understated anger and finds peaceful ways to resolve conflict compete with animal activist groups that rely on anti-sealing sentiment they aggressively cultivate to underwrite their other causes? Alethea Arnaquq-Baril uses her filmmaking skills to organize and embolden a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit to stand up for their rights. Establishing #sealfie on Instagram and skillfully employing social media, they lobby legislators and expose misinformation while staying true to their values in their fight for survival. - Alexander Rogalski
UN Sustainable Development Goal #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Cast & Credits
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Producer: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Bonnie Thompson
Locations & Showtimes
Tuesday November 15 | 7:00PM
Calgary Public Library Central - John Dutton Theatre
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Emily Lamb| Alberta hunter/ conservationist
Emily Lamb is an Alberta trapper, hunter, and conservation enthusiast. She has earned an diploma in wildlife and forestry conservation, and is completing another in animal sciences. After an internship at the Cochrane Ecological institute, Emily began working for Bushman inc. where she stayed for 6 years dealing with conflict resolution between people and problem wildlife, conducting wildlife assessments, and offering workshops on various outdoor skills. She also volunteers with many outdoor and conservation organizations such as the Alberta Trappers Association. Emily is passionate about changing the way people view the use of our wildlife resource, and hopes to inspire people to take a more active and respectful role in their natural surroundings. “All of us–hunters, trappers, environmentalists, tree-huggers, hippies–every one of us, in the end, wants there to be as big and as healthy a population of wildlife as possible. Period.