Quebec filmmaker under fire for ‘racist’ documentary says piece merely a ‘remix’

Filmmaker Dominic Gagnon says backlash undeserved

APTN National News
A documentary that has images of Inuit vomiting, driving snow machines drunk and other graphic portrayals has incurred the wrath of viewers.

The non-Inuk director defends the work as a portrait of northern realities, while Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq threatened to sue the filmmaker over the use of her music.

APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN - Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist and has since helped cover important stories such as the Muskrat Falls protest in Labrador and anti-pipeline actions in North Dakota.