It's A Long Story
About This Show
Hamish Macdonald uncovers the stories behind the ideas of some of the world’s leading academics, culture creators and thinkers. It’s A Long Story is produced at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Talks and Ideas program. The first season was recorded during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2016 and features a number of renowned guests including, Henry Rollins, Alicia Garza and Lev Grossman.
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Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an independent advocate on Inuit human rights. When she was growing up, she wanted to be a nurse and then a doctor, but that didn't pan out very well because she wasn't very good at chemistry, physics, or mathematics. Watt-Cloutier lives in Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. If the Arctic is the world's barometer, says Sheila, then the Inuit are the mercury, and she has campaigned tirelessly to get this message out, to explain to the world that climate change is not just an environmental concern, but very much a human one too. It is work that has made a mark globally and saw her nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.