May 26, 2009

IsumaTV's "Countdown to Copenhagen"

From a press relesase:Zacharias Kunuk and IsumaTV announce the launch of Countdown to Copenhagen May 29, 2009 with a two-hour Live Webcast featuring Siila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit climate activist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, speaking on Inuit, Human Rights and Climate Change live from Iqaluit, Nunavut to a worldwide audience.

Igloolik Isuma Productions is creator of the award-winning Fast Runner Trilogy including Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen and Before Tomorrow. IsumaTV is Isuma’s free interactive website of Inuit and Aboriginal multimedia content with over 1000 films in 28 Indigenous languages.

Countdown to Copenhagen is Isuma’s six-month internet campaign to promote the importance of Inuit knowledge and human rights in the global discussion of Climate Change. Monthly webcasts on IsumaTV from May to November will culminate in Live From the Floe Edge, ten days of daily internet streaming hosted by Zacharias Kunuk live from his arctic wilderness hunting camp during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December 7-17.
Comment:  Interesting to see the supposedly primitive Inuit take the lead in campaigning with new media.

For more on climate issues, see Global Warming Is Racist and Droughts, Floods for Indians.

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