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Arctic Defenders

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90 minutes – Documentary
Release date: TBA
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Arctic Defenders tells a remarkable story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movement in Canada that set out to change the political landscape forever. That movement led to, in 1999, the creation of a new territory equal to one fifth of Canada`s landmass (2,093,190 sq. km), a territory larger than England, France, Germany and Spain combined. Created under an historic comprehensive land claim agreement with the federal government, 33,000 Inuit achieved special rights and benefits with the creation of Nunavut, which translates into Our Land. After thirty years of lobbying by visionary Inuit, Canada had finally realized that without the Inuit claim to the land, its own sovereignty of the north would be questioned by an international community determined to gain access to the oil and mineral riches of the northern hemisphere. The story also reveals the dark side of Canada’s attempt at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the game.

Arctic Defenders won the best Atlantic feature award at the 2013 Atlantic Film Festival. .



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Crew:
Producer: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Charles Konowal
John Walker
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Line Producer:

Ann Bernier

Director:

John Walker

Screenwriter:

John Walker

Cinematographer:

Charles Konowal, csc
John Walker, csc

Editor:

Jeff Warren

Composer:

Sandy Moore

Cast:Roles:

John Amagoalik
Oo Aqpik
Aaju Peter
Suzanna Singoorie
Tagak Curley
Simeonie Aqpik
Larry Audlaluk
Befälhavare Kenth Grankvist
Simeonee Keenainak
Hezakiah Oshutapik
Chris Aniingmiuq
Solamon Ross
Anna Nungaq
Ludy Pudluk
Joadamee Amagoalik
Marie Belleau
Bruce Uviluq
Richmond Green
Peter Amarualik

Canadian Rangers in Pangnirtung:

Aimo Paul Alivaktuk
Rogeralivak
Keith Angnakak
Chris Aniingmiuq
Joseph Dialla
Timiusie Dialla
Daytoomie Etuangat
Jaco Isulutak
Simeonee Keenainak
Chitee Kilabuk
Patrick Kilabuk
Peter Kilabuk
Ricky Kilabuk
Jackie Maniapik
Mathewsie Maniapik
Anuga Michael
Noah Mosesee
Limee Nakashuk
Davidee Nauyuk
Mosesee Nowdlak
Tommy Nowdlak
Hezakiah Oshutapik

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