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Twice Colonized

Directed by Lin Alluna
Film Movement
92 Minutes
Denmark, Canada, Greenland
English, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Danish
Not Rated

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?

Director & Cast

  • Director: Lin Alluna
  • Starring: Aaju Peter

Where to Watch




  • "It’s a brave and generous undertaking from Peter, which is handled with respect and sensitivity by Alluna."
    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
  • "What resonates as clearly as it did in Angry Inuk is Peter’s strength."
    Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
  • "A powerful, intimate film with direct access to the fearless Aaju Peter... Twice Colonized is a powerful exploration of cultural trauma. "
    John Fink, The Film Stage
  • "A film that is empowering, educating and insightful, all at once."
    Barry Hertz, Toronto Globe and Mail
  • "“Twice Colonized” has a curiosity and a complexity that distinguish it from various other admiring activist portraits in the documentary sphere...."
    Guy Lodge, Variety
  • "Watching Aaju Peter in her efforts and reflections becomes an emotional, artful journey."
    Nick Allen,
  • "Like Angry Inuk before it (another collaboration with this film’s producer Althea Arnaaquq-Baril), Twice Colonized does an exceptional job of breaking down colonizer mindsets and diving deeply into trauma informed behaviours across generations."
    Andrew Parker, The Gate
  • "TWICE COLONIZED begins with a childhood lost but expands into something much much more, where spectres of an individual’s past bleed into the collective horrors of the present."
    Clarence Tsui, The Film Verdict

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