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.
Documentary form14 min
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.Filmography
2016 Upinnaqusittik (Lucky) 2017 Three Thousand
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018
National Film Board of Canadawww.nfb.ca
National Film Board of Canada