Three Thousand

By revisiting audio-visual Inuit history, Asinnajaq explores her heritage, at the same time plunging into a sublime imaginary universe. The director combines different techniques of animation with archival footage from a range of sources: early ethnographic documentaries, newsreels and works of Inuit film-makers to create a tapestry of sensations and reflect on how much and how little life has changed.
by Asinnajaq Canada 2017 English, Inuktitut 14’ Documentary form


Written and Directed by Asinnajaq
Editing Annie Jean
Music Olivier Alary
Sound Design Catherine van der Donckt
Animation Patrick Defasten, Jonathan Ng
Executive Producer Annette Clarke
Producer Kat Baulu
Lyrics Tanya Tagaq Throat Singing, Celina Kalluk Throat Singing, Asinnajaq Lullaby

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National Film Board of Canada

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National Film Board of Canada


Inuk visual artist, film-maker, and writer. She studied cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax. Her 2016 short film Upinnaqusittik (Lucky) premiered at iNuit Blanche, the first ever circumpolar arts festival in St. John’s.


2016 Upinnaqusittik (Lucky) 2017 Three Thousand

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018