My father was born in a spring igloo—half snow, half skin. I was born in a hospital, with jaundice and two teeth.
Inuit 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.
2017, 14 min
International Indigenous Award
Wairoa Maori Film Festival
June 1 to 4 2018, Wairoa - New Zealand
Best Global Indigenous Short Film Award
Skábmagovat Film Festival- Reflections of Endless Night
January 25 to 28 2018, Inari - Finland
Kent Monkman Award For Best Experimental Work
Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival
October 19 to 22 2017, Toronto - Canada
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