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YO ADRIAN Ep. 22: Angry Inuk director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

The award-winning filmmaker talks about the eight-year process of bringing her latest to light

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Jan 27, 2017

In Round One, Kiva and Fariha discuss the state of things in a post-let's-not-call-him-"President" world, and then consider one form of film that will play a big role in telling stories about that world: documentary. Fariha talks about growing up with Michael Moore's work, and both talk about the must-see Ava DuVernay/Netflix doc 13th (seriously, if you haven't seen it, see it now).

Then in Round Two, award-winning Inuit documentarian Alethea Arnaquq-Baril stops by to talk about her latest film Angry Inuk, which was recently awarded the People's Choice Award at the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, the emotional challenges of making the film in a hostile social-media environment, questions of representation for Indigenous peoples and women in the current media landscape, and maybe the worst reality show pitch of all time.