AUCKLAND 2 PM SATURDAY JULY 7
A collection of short films that showcase the range of Inuk storytelling, curated by Assinajaq. (Film maker in attendance)
QULLIQ- ARNAIT COLLECTIVE - 10 mins
AVILIAQ: ENTWINED - Alethea Arnaquq-Baril - 15 mins
In the 1950s, two Inuit women attempt to protect their relationship when pressure from their new colonial culture forces them to marry men.
THREE THOUSAND Assinajaq 2017 14 min CanadArtist Asinnajaq throws a creative net into the National Film Board of Canada’s audiovisual archive, weaving historic footage of the Inuit into a stunningly original animation. In 14 minutes of luminescent cinema, she recasts the past, present and future of the Inuit in a surprising new light. Artist / film maker in attendance.
NOWHERE LAND - Bonnie Ammaq - 15 mins
This short documentary serves as a quiet elegy for way of life, which exists now only in the memories of those who experienced it. Bonnie Ammaaq and her family remember it vividly. When Bonnie was a little girl, her parents packed up their essentials, bundled her and her younger brother onto a long, fur-lined sled and left the government-manufactured community of Igloolik to live off the land as had generations of Inuit before them.
KABLUNAT - Glenn Gear - 11 mins
Based on an Inuit legend from Labrador, “Kablunat” explores the complex and intersecting histories of early Inuit and Settler life on the coast. Employing archival images, animation, collage, and time-lapse video, the retelling of this origin story unfolds in a poetic space between past and present, myth and lived experience
INUKSHOP - Jobie Weetaluktuk - 2 mins
This short-length film is part of the Digital Nation Project, a selection of film shorts produced by APTN in collaboration with the National Film Board for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.