Three Thousand

2017 | 14 min
In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.

Diving into the NFB’s vast archive, she parses the complicated cinematic representation of the Inuit, harvesting fleeting truths and fortuitous accidents from a range of sources—newsreels, propaganda, ethnographic docs, and work by Indigenous filmmakers. Embedding historic footage into original animation, she conjures up a vision of hope and beautiful possibility.

Prix et distinctions

  • International Indigenous Award
    Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Wairoa
  • Best Global Indigenous Short Film Award
    Skábmagovat Film Festival, Inari
  • Kent Monkman Award For Best Experimental Work
    Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto