Danish filmmaker Lin Alona’s “Twice Colonized” will open the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX, and play in its competition section, Next:Wave. The festival will begin on March 15 at Copenhagen’s international concert venue DR Koncerthuset.
The film focuses on the famous Inuit lawyer Ajo Peter, who fought for the rights of the indigenous people throughout his life in Greenland.
Niklas Engström, artistic director of CPH:DOX, said: “‘Twice Colonized’ is a moving and emotionally powerful documentary. It deals with the personal consequences of colonialism and gives us a better understanding of colonial history in Denmark as well as the rest of the world.” Provides a much-needed new perspective.
“The film succeeds in conveying the anger and changing message of Inuit lawyer Ajo Pater without losing the nuances or complexity of reality.
“‘Twice Colonized’ will hopefully be a powerful catalyst for our future conversations about indigenous peoples in Arctic countries and makes a strong case for why we all have a stake in the process of decolonization in the 21st century.” part.”
Alona said: “I met her by chance seven years ago today, and it has been a life-changing experience for me. It revealed hidden truths about my country’s history, that I knew I needed. Finding a way to share. Two years later we started filming ‘Twice Colonized’ together.
“Aju is an inspiring woman, who generously sheds new light on history by sharing her personal life story with us, pointing us towards a better future. I hope she empowers you, as she has. That he inspired all of us who came together with him to make this film.
The film is produced by Emile Hertling Péronard of Ánorâk Films along with Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Stacey Aglok MacDonald of Red Marrow Media and Bob Moore of EyeSteelFilm.
The full CPH:DOX program will be announced on February 21.
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