Twice Colonized

  • Feature Film
  • 2024
  • 90 Mins

Aaju Peter is a renowned Inuit lawyer and activist who defends the human rights of Indigenous peoples. She's a fierce protector of her ancestral lands in the Arctic and works to bring her colonizers to justice. As Aaju launches an inspiring effort to establish an Indigenous forum, she also embarks upon a deeply personal journey to mend her own wounds, including the unexpected passing of her son.

Film Credits

  • Lin Alluna Director
  • Emile Hertling Péronard Producer
  • Stacey Aglok MacDonald Producer
  • Alethea Arnaquq-Baril Producer
  • Bob Moore Producer

Critical Acclaim

“Is it possible to change the world and mend your own wounds at the same time?” So writes Aaju Peter, Greenlandic Inuit lawyer, activist and campaigner for the rights of Indigenous people around the world. It’s an ambitious aim but, if anyone can achieve it, it’s the remarkable Peter. The dynamic, charismatic subject of Lin Alluna’s documentary portrait, Peter opened her life to the camera over a seven-year-period, allowing us to share the lows – the death of her son, her struggles to extricate herself from an abusive relationship – and her journey going forward, which takes her to Canada, Greenland, Sweden, Denmark and the UN headquarters, confronting the insidious influence of colonisation on Indigenous people. It’s a brave and generous undertaking from Peter, which is handled with respect and sensitivity by Alluna.

Wendy Ide, ScreenDaily