About Twice Colonized

Renowned Inuit lawyer Aaju Peter has led a lifelong fight for the rights of her people. When her son suddenly dies, Aaju embarks on a journey to reclaim her language and culture after a lifetime of whitewashing and forced assimilation. But is it possible to change the world and mend your own wounds at  the same time? Documentary filmmaker Lin Alluna follows Aaju Peter in her quest to reconnect with her own heritage while holding her colonizers accountable. [92 min; documentary; Danish, Greenlandic, English, and Inuktitut with English subtitles]

A Q&A with Gergana May (IU Germanic Studies, Norwegian Program) and Maxine Savage (University of Washington Scandinavian Studies) will follow the screening. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for European Studies.

"Twice Colonized has a curiosity and a complexity that distinguish it from various other admiring activist portraits in the documentary sphere." — Guy Lodge, Variety

"A film that is empowering, educating and insightful, all at once." — Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

"Twice Colonized does an exceptional job of breaking down colonizer mindsets and diving deeply into trauma-informed behaviours across generations." — Andrew Parker, The Gate

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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