Alethea Aggiuq
Arnaquq-Baril, MSC

Photo: Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril
Credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall copyright OSGG, 2017
Alethea Aggiuq
Arnaquq-Baril, MSC


drawing, film, painting

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Iqaluit, NU



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Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril is an independent filmmaker based in Iqaluit, NU. She graduated from Sheridan College in Ontario and received animation training at the Banff Centre. Arnaquq-Baril runs a film production company called Unikkaat Studios Inc. out of Iqaluit, through which she has worked on many successful film projects. Arnaquq-Baril works as a director, producer and animator. She uses film to research, explore and document Inuit cultural practices and to bring attention to Inuit issues. Her most recent film, Angry Inuk (2016), addresses the issues with global campaigns against the seal hunt and the lack of understanding activists have of the importance of the seal hunt to Inuit livelihood. Her films have been screened in major Canadian and international festivals and selected for multiple awards. Angry Inuk was selected for the Audience Choice award at both Hot Docs Festival 2016 and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and won the People's Choice Award at TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2017.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Drawing Breath December 9, 2019 Ossie Michelin
How to Make a Movie in the North July 17, 2019 Samia Madwar
Inuk filmmaker explains the emotionally fraught decision to get traditional face tattoos March 17, 2019


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Achievement Year Organization
Best Documentary Award for Angry Inuk 2018 Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Filmfestival
People's Choice Award 2017 TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival
Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film 2017 Toronto International Film Festival


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Angry Inuk May 2016 Producer/Director
Aviliaq: Entwined October 2014 Director
Arctic Defenders 2014 Co-producer

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Collection Location
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC, United States

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Emma Timmins