Silakut - Full Documentary
March 09th, 2020
In a feature documentary, Silakut, filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk talks to people from the five Northern Baffin Communities affected by the proposed expansion of the Mary River Mine.
These conversations clearly show the predicament these communities are in – being torn between wanting to support the opportunities the expanded mine brings – but also wanting to protect their environment and culture. This film was edited from the footage shot and broadcast live in May and August, 2019.
ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᓴᖅᑲᓕᐊᓯ ᑯᓄᒃ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ, ᓯᓚᒃᑯᑦ, ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓄᓘᔮᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᖏᖔᖅᑐᓂᑦ.
ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓚᕆᒃᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄ ᕿᒃᓵᖕᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ - ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᐅᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᓴᓈᒃᓴᓂᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᖅᑐᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓗ ᐊᕙᑕᕗᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᐳᓪᓗ ᐊᓐᓂᕆᓪᓗᒍ. ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᐃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᒡᒌᓯ 2019-ᒥᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᑲᐅᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᙶᖅᑐ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᑐᖅ.