In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.
Diving into the NFB’s vast archive, she parses the complicated cinematic representation of the Inuit, harvesting fleeting truths and fortuitous accidents from a range of sources—newsreels, propaganda, ethnographic docs, and work by Indigenous filmmakers. Embedding historic footage into original animation, she conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility.
Awards and distinctions
International Indigenous Award
Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Wairoa
Best Global Indigenous Short Film Award
Skábmagovat Film Festival, Inari
Kent Monkman Award For Best Experimental Work
Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto
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