Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq bares her soul before the camera to share the sorrow she felt when forced to leave her true Inuit life on Baffin Island. It was not always easy, survival against all odds in the barren Arctic, but it was a life of freedom and independence. Her new surroundings in the town of Igloolik have crushed her spirit. She witnesses the demise of her real home, where ore-mining companies have set up a large-scale sacrifice of a millenary culture in exchange for short-sighted financial gains.
Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
Documentary form15 min · Colour
Lives in Igloolik, Nunavut, with her partner and children. She works for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and has made two films with the National Film Board of Canada: Family Making Sleds and Nowhere Land.Filmography
2012 Family Making Sleds 2015 Nowhere Land
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017
National Film Board of Canada