The Research Behind Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land

Over the past 18 months, I have had the pleasure of working with people throughout Nunatsiavut, Labrador to film, produce, and release a documentary film about climate change impacts on the land, culture, livelihoods, and wellbeing in the region. On September 21st, we released Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land online, for free, to share the voices, experiences, and wisdom of the speakers with the world.

It’s not a flashy film. It’s gritty. It’s raw. And it’s full of voices and stories that still, no matter how many times I’ve watched and listened to it, elicit strong emotions and deep respect.

Now, I’m pleased to share a video that gives a glimpse into the research that led to this film, and provides some insight into why we should all be thinking more about the impacts of climate change on our minds and on our mental wellbeing.