Starting Fire with Gunpowder

Director: David Poisey
Screenwriters: William Hansen

Institute History

  • 1994 Sundance Film Festival


In Starting Fire with Gunpowder, a documentary tracing the history of the Inuit Broadcasting System, the Inuit narrator explains how her people modified the deadly use of gunpowder, just as the Inuit Broadcasting System has been transforming the use of television, another destructive element of non-Inuit culture, through films and videos which preserve the Inuit language and culture.

Screening Details

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