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People of the Ice

People of the Ice

For over 4,000 years, the Inuit have lived in harmony with their Arctic environment. In this frozen landscape, survival depends on a deep understanding of the natural world. Today, global warming threatens the very nature of their habitat. As the ice disappears, so does the Inuit culture it is intimately connected to. Ever-changing temperatures have even made predicting the Arctic climate difficult. Will this extraordinarily resilient people be able to adjust to such dramatic change? People of the Ice looks at climate change through the eyes of Inuit from several generations. Sheila Watts-Cloutier, president of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, also weighs in on the issue. In Cloutier's view, as the planet heats up, the Inuit must draw on their ancient traditions to survive. Arctic Mission is a collection of five documentary films that explore the impact of global warming on Canada's North.

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Main credits

Ferrand, Carlos (film director)
Ferrand, Carlos (screenwriter)
Lemire, Jean (screenwriter)
Piantanida, Thierry (screenwriter)
Michel, Eric (film producer)
Suzuki, David T. (narrator)

Other credits

Director of photography, Carlos Ferrand; picture editing, Dominique Sicotte; original music, Ganesh Anandan.


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Environment and Conservation - Aboriginal Concerns, Environment and Conservation - Arctic Plants and Wildlife, Environment and Conservation - Arctic Region, Environment and Conservation - Environmental Perspectives, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Arctic Fisheries, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Arctic Hunting, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Hunting, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Inuit, Geography and Geology - Arctic Region, Geography and Geology - Climate, Inuit - Environmental Issues, Inuit - Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Documentary

Keywords

Environment and Conservation - Aboriginal Concerns, Environment and Conservation - Arctic Plants and Wildlife, Environment and Conservation - Arctic Region, Environment and Conservation - Environmental Perspectives, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Arctic Fisheries, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Arctic Hunting, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Hunting, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Inuit, Geography and Geology - Arctic Region, Geography and Geology - Climate, Inuit - Environmental Issues, Inuit - Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Documentary; "People of the Ice"; National Film Board of Canada; Arctic; Inuit;

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