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Three Thousand

2017 14 min
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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.

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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.
  • writer
    Asinnajaq
  • director
    Asinnajaq
  • animator
    Jonathan Ng
    Patrick Defasten
  • field recording
    Asinnajaq
  • editor
    Annie Jean
  • original music
    Olivier Alary
  • throat singing
    Tanya Tagaq
    Celina Kalluk
  • singer
    Asinnajaq
  • sound design
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • sound editing
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • sound consultant
    Benoît Dame
  • foley artist
    Karla Baumgardner
  • illustrations
    Naluturuk Weetaluktuk
    Tanya Innaarulik
  • researcher
    Asinnajaq
  • consultant
    Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
    Tanya Tagaq
    Geronimo Inutiq
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • head of coordination and project support
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • head, Technical resources
    Steve Hallé
  • project technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • technical director, animation
    Éloi Champagne
  • technical animation coordinator
    Randall Finnerty
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice coaching
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
  • translation
    Jobie Weetaluktuk
    Mylène Augustin
  • marketing manager
    Amanda Laukys
  • publicist
    Pat Dillon
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
    Isabelle Limoges
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
  • program administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
    Camila Blos
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom

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Ages 12 to 18

A visually poetic short film connecting Inuit past and present that could inspire creative thinking towards a beautiful future. What sort of emotions are evoked with the melding of the archival realist imagery and the liquid abstract art imagery? How can this film be used as a vision of hope for Inuit and Canadian society as a whole? Name and learn about the many entry points for further learning that this film reveals (e.g., dog sled teams, food rations, harvesting of traditional food, and northern lights stories). Choose a scene and delve deeper into the Inuit context of the present and past. Why is it imperative to create visions and actions that inspire hope? 

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