Twice Colonized

Documentary | Not Rated | 92 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Sat, Oct 14, 2023 4:00 PM
Galaxy Cinemas Thu, Oct 19, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Greenland/Denmark/Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lin Alluna
Produced By:Emile Hertling Péronard
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Stacey Aglok MacDonald
Bob Moore
Screenwriter:Lived by Aaju Peter
Music By:Olivier Alary
Johannes Malfatti
Celina Kalluk


Saturday, October 14, 2023 – 4:00 pm;
Thursday, October 19, 2023 – 4:00 pm
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 8W8

Aaju Peter is a force of nature. She is a renowned Greenlandic Inuit lawyer and activist who defends the human rights of Indigenous peoples of the Arctic, and a fierce protector of her ancestral lands. She works to bring her colonizers in both Canada and Denmark to justice, and deploys her effusive spirit and illuminating wit to provoke self-examination and personal responsibility among Westerners for imposing their colonial ways. As Aaju launches an effort to establish an Indigenous forum at the European Union, she also embarks upon a complex and deeply personal journey to mend her own wounds, including the unexpected passing of her youngest son.

In this inspiring, emotionally powerful documentary, the beautiful lens of director Lin Alluna journeys alongside an extraordinary human being as she plumbs through the social and personal wreckage of sanctioned white dominance to find the strength — within her abilities, her community, and her own vulnerabilities — to transform her hardships and painful experiences into something amazing that can inspire others who also struggle with the poisonous effects of colonialism.

Awards: 1 win, 10 nominations

Nominated - In Spirit for Freedom Award for Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2023
Nominated - Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2023
Nominated - NEXT:WAVE Award and POLITIKEN:DOX Award, CPH:DOX, 2023
Nominated - Camera Justitia Award, The Hague Movies that Matter Festival, 2023
Nominated - A Different Tomorrow - Best Documentary, Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2023
Nominated - Best Film DOCU/WORLD and RIGHTS NOW!, Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival, 2023
Nominated - Human Rights Award, Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, 2023
Nominated - Best Documentary, Crossing Europe Film Festival, 2023
Winner - Grand Jury Prize, Gimli Film Festival, 2023

“a deeply intimate, powerful portrait of an Indigenous hero” - Globe and Mail

Screenings are General Admission.