Melting Lands: A Cultural Climate Change
Catalogue Number: HHP000
Producer: Hemmings House Pictures
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2010
Running Time: 52
Closed Captions: Yes
"MELTING LANDS" is a documentary that explores the effects of Global Warming in a small community in the Canadian North. The ice is melting faster every year. "Melting Lands" documents how this affects the Inuit peoples of the Nunavik community named Kangiqsujuaq (how they live, how they eat, how they survive), animal life (how the melting ice has affected caribou, polar bears, seals, fish, birds etc), nature (how the warming temperatures have introduced new species of plants, insects etc), and the economy (how the warming temperatures affect the cost of imported food, transport etc.).
Artfully shot, this documentary revolves around the stories of a group of Inuit villagers: hunters, elders, fishermen and other residents. The viewer will be able to have an insider's look at the every day lives of these people in a way that would not be possible otherwise.
Through the experience of following these characters, the viewer can have a good understanding about how this community of people are living today and how, through their perspective and experience, climate change is forcing them to adapt to new ways of living.
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