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Twice Colonized + Who She Is film collage

Twice Colonized

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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 the inspiring, emotionally powerful Twice Colonized, 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.

Vancouver Premiere
Who She Is
tells the story of four individual women caught in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic. By bringing these missing women to life on screen, through animation and first-person storytelling, the documentary aims to humanize the people behind the statistics. Audiences will learn each woman’s loves and losses and will come to know their story. Through these women, the documentary hopes to shine a light on the wider MMIW epidemic and gendered violence.

A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the screening.

Keynote Speaker: Aaju Peter, Inuk Lawyer and Activist; Film Subject, Twice Colonized
Keynote Speaker: Sophie Barksdale, Co-director, Who She Is

Aaju Peter, Inuk Lawyer and Activist; Writer, Producer, Film Subject, Twice Colonized
Sophie Barksdale, Co-director, Who She Is
Isabel Scheuneman Scott, Professor of Criminology, KPU
Patricia Barkaskas, Strategic Advisor to the Dean, National Centre for Indigenous Laws; Associate Professor (limited term), Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
Moderator: Dan Lett, Professor of Criminology, KPU


Lin Alluna


Aaju Peter

Country of Origin





In English, Danish, Kalaallisut and Inuktitut with English subtitles

Content Warning

Coarse & sexual language


Open to youth!

129 min

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Emile Hertling Péronard, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, and Bob Moore


Aaju Peter


Iris Ng


Mark Bukdahl

Original Music

Olivier Alary, Johannes Malfatti, Celina Kalluk

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