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INUIT LANDS, The Melting Point

INUIT LANDS, The Melting Point

*Opening Selection of the 2015 Climate Change Conference Paris France December 1 2015

The Explorers Club of New York presents:

INUIT LANDS THE MELTING POINT” a film by Patrick Morell

A New York Premiere Screening — Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Explorers Club Headquarters – 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Traveling across Greenland from 2011 through 2013, Documentary filmmaker Patrick Morell creates a tribute to Jean Malaurie’s lifetime study of the Arctic people. Malaurie is an internationally renowned French explorer, geomorphologist and ethno historian. After spending 1950–51 with an isolated group of Eskimos in northern Greenland, sharing their life at the very edge of survival, Malaurie and his companions returned to Thule village to confront a U.S. Air Force base under construction, and suddenly “Men who lived by the harpoon found themselves in the atomic age.” When Malaurie returned to the Arctic in 1972, the base had irreversibly transformed the Eskimo (Inuit) culture. Addressing these topics and his own experiences, his book The Last Kings of Thule (1955) earned international acclaim. This film continues in Jean Malaurie’s footsteps and exposes the changes affecting the small hunting and fishing communities of northern Greenland today, including globalization, market economies, and climate change.

https://explorers.org/events/detail/film_screening_inuit_lands_the_melting_point

Date: April 12th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Screening
Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021
Member Ticket price: $10
Guest Ticket Price: $25
Reservation Notes:
Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, please call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at reservations@explorers.org .
We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you at the event!

Patrick and Maria

 

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