“MELTING LANDS” is a documentary that explores the affects of Global Warming in a small community in the Canadian North. The ice is melting faster every year. “Melting Lands” documents how this affects the Inuit peoples of the Nunavik community named Kangiqsujuaq (how they live, how they eat, how they survive), animal life (how the melting ice has affected caribou, polar bears, seals, fish, birds etc), nature (how the warming temperatures have introduced new species of plants, insects etc), and the economy (how the warming temperatures affect the cost of imported food, transport etc.).
Artfully shot, this documentary revolves around the stories of a group of Inuit villagers: hunters, elders, fishermen and other residents. The viewer will be able to have an insider's look at the every day lives of these people in a way that would not be possible otherwise.
"Melting Lands" follows hunters on their hunt, fishermen catching fish by boat and by ice, elders and children, and even takes the cameras under the sea ice at low tide filming the tradition of under ice mussel picking.
Through the experience of following these characters, the viewer can have a good understanding about how this community of people are living TODAY in 2008 and how, through their perspective and experience, climate change is forcing them to adapt to new ways of living.