Three Thousand

14 min
Asinnajaq

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, 2018
  • Best Global Indigenous Short Film Award Skábmagovat Film Festival - Inari, 2018
  • Kent Monkman Award For Best Experimental Work Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival - Toronto, 2017