Bay Street Film Festival’s monthly screening program, Docs on Bay, presents John Walker’s documentary Arctic Defenders on Thursday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at 314 Bay Street. Walker will be in attendance for a Q & A. Tickets are $8.00 or pay what you want.

Arctic Defenders is a remarkable Canadian story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movement that led to the largest land claim in western civilization and the creation of Nunavut. The documentary reveals the dark side of sovereignty in the north and finds hope from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the

Walker, an award-winning documentary director and cinematographer has credits on over 60 films including,A
Drummer’s Dream
, A Winter Tan, The Fairy Faith, Passage, and Men of the Deep. Walker will be conducting a Master Class, free and open to the public on Friday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. at Lecture Theater Room 351, 2nd Floor of the Shuniah Building at Confederation College.

The Thursday Docs on Bay screening will also include, Looking for Magic—a Docs North | Docs Nord 2013 short documentary film exercise by Daniel de Filippo, Adrien Harpelle and Sandy Moonias.

The Bay Street Film Festival thanks the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Thunder Bay and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for ongoing funding support and to Anishnawbe Mushkiki for screening support for Arctic Defenders.