TWICE COLONIZED | SCREENING & FILM TALK WITH AAJU PETER
November 30—7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us for a special screening and film talk of Twice Colonized (dir. Lin Alluna; Denmark, Canada and Greenland; 2023) with Inuk lawyer Aaju Peter! Returning this November and December, the New York Baltic Oscar Contenders series features films chosen for Oscar nominations at the 96th Annual Academy Awards. This screening features the Greenlandic winner of the Cannes Film Market’s Award for Best Doc-in-Progress and the Movies That Matter Festival’s Camera Justitia Award, which has been selected as a contender for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Oscars.
Twice Colonized is a documentary profile of renowned Inuk lawyer Aaju Peter and a sober look at the social cost of forced assimilation. Peter was raised in Denmark, the land of her colonizers, where her parents sent her to receive a Western education when she was only a child. This traumatic separation from her home, family, and culture at a young age profoundly influenced Peter, inspiring her to devote her life to the pursuit of justice for Inuit people across Canada and Greenland. While launching an effort to establish an Indigenous Forum at the EU, Peter finds herself facing a difficult and deeply personal journey to mend her own wounds after the unexpected passing of her youngest son. Lin Alluna’s incisive and necessary film “begins with a childhood lost but expands into something much much more, where specters of an individual’s past bleed into the collective horrors of the present” (The Film Verdict).
Aaju Peter, who is featured in the film, presents a talk after the screening.