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Twice Colonized

Directed by Lin Alluna
92 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Renowned Greenlandic Inuit lawyer and activist Aaju Peter tells the story of her peoples’ fight for rights, as well as her own struggles, in this noteworthy documentary. Sundance and CPH:DOX selected.
Throughout her life, Aaju has experienced the insidious impact of colonisation on Indigenous societies. As a child, she was forced to attend school in Denmark, a long way from her family. She lost connection with her culture, as well as her native language. As an adult, she recognised the same patterns of colonisation whilst living in Iqaluit, Arctic Canada. Determined to fight for justice, she campaigned to create a permanent European Union forum to give a voice to all Indigenous peoples. Filmed over seven years, a period that included some dark times for Aaju, who is forced to face her own demons as she strives to create a better future for her community.
Peter takes on powerful entities that believe themselves to be on the right side of history.
Wendy Ide, Screen International
What does it mean to confront the colonial sins of the past and truly make reparations for the erasure of cultures? Lin Alluna’s Twice Colonized. directly explores this question through its subject.
John Fink, The Film Stage

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Sun 11 Jun
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 2
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Wed 14 Jun
Palace Central Cinemas - Cinema 1
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
First Nations
Unclassified 15+
Denmark, Canada, Greenland
In Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Danish and English with English subtitles
Lin Alluna
Emile Hertling Péronard, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Bob Moore
Aaju Peter, Lin Alluna
Iris Ng, David Bauer, Glauco Bermudez, Lin Alluna
Mark Bukdahl
Australian Premiere
Documentary, Politics & Economics, First Nations, Human Rights, Women Directors, Scandinavia
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Autlook Films
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