Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths

This feature documentary offers an overview of the changes experienced by the Inuit from 1950-1970 with their loss of sled dogs and semi-nomadic lifestyle. A controversial issue at the time, many Inuit still believe that their dogs were deliberately killed by the RCMP as part of government policy to force them off the land and into "civilization." Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths explores how and why the sled dogs disappeared, a mystery that has left deep wounds across Canada's Arctic.

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Ole Gjerstad
Joelie Sanguya
Ole Gjerstad
Joelie Sanguya
director of photography
David Poisey
Joe MacDonald
Charlotte De Wolff
executive producer
Charlotte De Wolff
Derek Mazur


  • eyesopened

    “Is this group familiar with the work of Kevin Annette and the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)? http://itccs.org/ Given the history of the First Nation's tribes and the use of communicable diseases on them, was there any investigation done at the time to investigate the 1960's distemper outbreaks with this in mind? ” — eyesopened, 6 Feb 2014

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