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Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths

Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths

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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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Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths, Ole Gjerstad & Joelie Sanguya, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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

    Is this group familiar with the work of Kevin Annette and the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)? 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