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Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival

Published September 20, 2011

by iris_author

Come join us for our first Speaker Series event of the school year, the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival at Curtis Lecture Hall F on Tuesday September 27th 7pm.

Presenting Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change by Zacharias Kunuk & Ian Mauro

Plus 3 shorts by Jordan Konek:

  • Introduction to Nanisiniq
  • Martha's Gang
  • Experiencing Climate Change - Inuit Elders and Youth

Questions and Answers Live by video with the community of Arviat and filmmaker Ian Mauro

This will be a COP 17 fundraiser event, pay what you can. You can also make a donation online:

Event Details:

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival
Date: September 27, 2011
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm EST/6pm to 8:30 pm CST
Location (Toronto): Curtis Lecture Hall F, York University, Keele Campus
Location (Arviat): Nunavut Arctic College Community Learning Centre

Virtual Details:

A. Watch all the films online at the following addresses:
1) Nanisiniq: Journey of Discovery:
2) Meet the team:
3) Martha’s Gang:
4) Experiences of Climate Change from Elders:
5) Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change:

B. Join us at about 12:30AM GMT (8:30 pm EST) for an Adobe Connect Meeting after our Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival: To join the meeting:
(Invited by: Jamie Bell Back-up link to join the meeting:

***If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection:
Watch an Adobe Connect Tutorial (credit to APECS):***

C. Follow @NanisiniqArviat or @irisyorku on Twitter for discussions/updates throughout the day about IQ and COP 17.

D. Donate funds to IRIS to support the Arviat Youth as part of our York Delegation to attend COP17:
Use the York form:
Under “Please designate my gift to:” select “Other”, and then immediately below in the “If “Other” please specify” field, enter “IRIS-COP“.
All are welcome!


York University’’s Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS: and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS: are co-hosting a
series of virtual events to help organize in advance of the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa (COP 17: Please see our website for more information:

We are pleased to announce that for our first event we are partnering with the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project ( to screen a series of films in parallel on September 27, 2011 including: “Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro. We are synchronizing with Arviat, Nunavut so that we all watch the movies at the same time and then can have a dialogue between Arviat youth/community members and Toronto youth/community members afterwards.

A big THANK YOU to our other partners:

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