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We think of the arctic as a pristine wilderness, and when scientists went to collect breastmilk from Inuit mothers, they were expecting to find the purest milk anywhere on earth. But the levels went off the scale. The milk of the Inuit mothers was loaded with chemicals migrating from the south.
Set in the wilderness of the Canadian Arctic, Invisible tells the story of how man-made chemicals are building up in our bodies and being passed from mother to child in the womb and through breastfeeding.
It is thought that these hormone disrupting chemicals are causing havoc with the reproductive systems, neurological health and immune systems of animals and humans across the planet.
Today scientists cannot find a single woman anywhere in the world who does not have chemicals such as flame retardants in her breast milk.
In this beautiful and thought-provoking film, artist and film maker Roz Mortimer takes us on a hypnotic journey to the high arctic.
Featuring throatsinging performances from Tagaq, medieval texts and epic scenes of contemporary Inuit life, this film resists conventions of science documentary and questions how we live in the world today.
Filmed entirely on Baffin Island, Nunavut, in the communities of Iqaluit and Qikiqtarjuaq.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 63 minutes
- Roz Mortimer 1st Feature
- Roz Mortimer
- Lucy Harris
- Director of Photography
- Lynda Hall
- Michael Kosmides, Paul Davies, Antonia Bates
- Tanya Tagaq, Wimme Saari
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Last updated 10th October 2007