“It was like we were talking about something that didn’t exist,” he said.
“We just kind of kept talking about it, and it was just like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.'”
In a video posted on Facebook in March, a fisherman described seeing his catch of fish eyes and saying, “I’m not seeing anything, but they’re really, really big.'”
This has led some critics to accuse the film of promoting “fishing tourism,” or exploiting a popular tourist attraction in a way that is unfair to native people.
It also comes amid a trend among filmmakers and entertainment companies to depict native people in negative terms, from their lack of cultural and historical knowledge to their stereotypes of indigenous people.
“It’s really just a very sad trend,” said John Ruggles, a researcher at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
“There’s a lot of stuff out there that just seems to be making a point to make a negative point about indigenous people, and I think that’s something that is quite frankly offensive.”
The filmmakers have yet to respond to The Huffington Mail’s requests for comment on this issue.
In a Facebook post in January, the company said the film is a “family-friendly, fun-filled, educational, and family-friendly film for all ages.”
The statement said that while “some people may find it distasteful, it is our hope that viewers will understand and appreciate that it is a very important story and important for the future of Canada.”
In April, the Canadian Film Institute announced it would review the film, with the review process expected to last for two years.
The institute said it will “continue to listen to all stakeholders and make decisions that best reflect Canadian values, including respect for Indigenous peoples and the environment.”
For now, it seems that it seems the film has resonated.
The film has been watched by millions of people on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and has garnered nearly 2 million views.
The response to the film on social media is mostly positive.
Many have praised the filmmakers for their depiction of indigenous culture, and some have expressed their gratitude.
“You know, we can’t say that this is a perfect story, but it is an accurate depiction of what it is to be a native person,” one person wrote.
“I really believe that the film gives us a chance to reflect on our history and our culture in a positive way.”
“You can see that people have actually been talking about this issue and they’re not saying that this story is really, truly good, or that it’s good enough to be in the film,” said Ruggens.
“What we are seeing is an incredible response to an incredible story.”