Twice Colonized

Aaju Peter embarks on a quest to recover her language and culture, from which she was cut off by colonial assimilation policies. Her personal journey, filmed over seven years, shows how courage, emotion and conviction can combine to have a lasting influence on the course of history. 


Greenlandic Inuk lawyer Aaju Peter is a renowned campaigner for the rights of the Arctic's indigenous peoples. After the loss of her son, she embarks on a quest to recover her language and culture, amputated by colonialism. Her heritage places her in the unique position of being doubly colonized, first by Europeans, then by Canadian policies. She seeks to bring her oppressors to justice and to sensitize Westerners to question their colonial stance and assume personal responsibility, while creating a space for indigenous peoples within the European Union. His quest is both political and personal, marked by the pain of losing his son. Her struggle, documented and supported by seven years of filming in "Twice Colonized", demonstrates how courage and conviction can influence history.

Theme(s): , Colonialism, First nations, Human Rights, Racism


Director | , Lin Alluna
Year | , 2023
Country | , Canada, Denmark
Duration | 91 minutes
Original language | , Danish, English, Inuktitut
Subtitles | , French
Sound | Benoît Dame, Catherine Van Der Donckt
Music | Celina Kalluk (Vocals by), Johannes Malfatti, Olivier Alary
Editing | Mark Bukdahl
Cinematographer | David Bauer, Glauco Bermudez, Iris Ng, Lin Alluna
Other | Aaju Peter (co-writer), Aaju Peter (Executive Producer), Daniel Cross (Executive Producer), Inuk Silis Høegh (Executive Producer), Lin Alluna (co-writer), Lin Alluna (Director), Mila Aung-Thwin (Executive Producer)
Producer | Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Bob Moore, Emile Hertling Péronard, Stacey Aglok Macdonald



Lin Alluna


Lin Alluna expresses herself through documentaries with strong characters from the four corners of the globe. While cinematically dissolving the boundaries of reality, her films focus on courageous women who want to change the world. Twice Colonized is her first feature film; it premiered at Sundance in 2023 and was the first film to open CPH:DOX and HOT DOCS. She teaches filmmaking, is a member of the presidency of the Danish Directors Association and a graduate of the prestigious Danish National Film School. She has participated in IDFAcademy, UnionDocs, DFI Outreach, Nordic Talents and Circle Doc Accelerator.


Hot Docs · DOXA · Festival international Présence autochtone · CPH:DOX



4 July 2024 at 21h15

Station Youville 

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