Angry Inuk – 10:00 am SID – 83 min.

Angry Inuk – 10:00 am SID – 83 min.

Angry Inuk

Saturday 10:00AM SID

83 min.

NFB, 2016

Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

In her film Angry Inuk, Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market. Seal meat is a staple food for Inuit, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. 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. Audience Award Hot Docs Film Festival

 

A New Economy – 10:00 am UNS – 85 min.

A New Economy – 10:00 am UNS – 85 min.

A New Economy

Saturday 10:00AM UNS

85 min.

Domain 7 Studio

Director: Trevor Meier

 

What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By rewarding human effort fairly instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, creating new ways to make money and doing it sustainably. A New Economy features seven interwoven stories. Among them are a small craft-brew coop, a peer-to-peer open hardware lab and an urban agricultural social enterprise. The Borealis String Quartet weaves beautiful music together with conversations on the core rewards of cooperation.

 

Seeds of Justice: In the Hands of Farmers – 10:00 am LNS – 37 min.

Seeds of Justice: In the Hands of Farmers – 10:00 am LNS – 37 min.

Seeds of Justice: In the Hands of Farmers

Saturday 10:00AM LNS

37 min.

USC Canada in collaboration with the Gaia Foundation, 2015

Filmmaker: Jess Phillimore

 

Seeds of Justice follows Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede’s inspirational work to value farmers’ knowledge and protect their position as guardians of seed diversity. Treading in Melaku’s footsteps from his youth to the present day through his pivotal experience of Ethiopia’s infamous famine, the film questions one of society’s most flawed assumptions: that scientists hold the answers to ending hunger, not farmers. Dr. Worede is also co-founder of USC Canada’s International Seeds of Survival program.

 

The Brainwashing of My Dad – 10:00 am FFR – 90 min.

The Brainwashing of My Dad – 10:00 am FFR – 90 min.

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Saturday 10:00AM FFR

90 min.

www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com,  2016

Filmmaker: Jen Senko

 

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long US Democrat to an angry right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely. Her father is part of a much broader demographic. Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activists such as Noam Chomsky, George Lakoff and others, the film unravels the plan to shift the US to the right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. This documentary will shine a light on how it happened and continues to happen.

 

Pan: Our Musical Odyssey – 10:45 am LNS – 53 min.

Pan: Our Musical Odyssey – 10:45 am LNS – 53 min.

Pan: Our Musical Odyssey

Saturday 10:45AM LNS

53 min.

www.pan.tt , 2015

Directors: Jerome Guiot and Thierry Teston

 

During World War II, Trinidad & Tobago’s underprivileged urban gangs stole oil drums to create a new musical instrument - the Steelpan. This colourful and entertaining film re-enacts pivotal moments in the history of pan music from the banning of slave drum dances in the 1820s to today. The story of urban gangs ultimately making peace through music is uplifting. Steelbands have mushroomed in every corner of the planet. Still, Trinidad remains the Mecca, where each year steelbands of over 100 musicians come from all over the world to compete for glory in the joyous Panorama.