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The Grizzlies: Indigenous Film Series

About the movie

This movie is inspired by a true story and is set in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. In a community where despair, violence, drugs and alcohol lead a lot of the villagers to commit suicide, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.

Followed by a discussion in English

Paul Nutarariaq, Actor and Panelist

Paul Nutarariaq is a Canadian Inuit actor, with an Ojibwe-Cree background. He is most noted for his performance in the 2018 film The Grizzlies, for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019. He is originally from Igloolik, Nunavut but was primarily raised in Iqaluit, and currently lives in St. Isidore, Ontario. He previously appeared in the films Throat Song and Iqaluit, and in the CBC comedy series Little Dog.

About the series

This Fall, the Ottawa Public Library is proud to present an indigenous Film series in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Ottawa Art gallery. The three events start at 7 pm at the Alma Duncan Salon of the Ottawa Art Gallery and will all be followed by a discussion led by members of the Indigenous community.

Presented by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Ottawa Art gallery


The Ottawa Public Library is pleased to thank the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), for their generous sponsorship of the event.