2017 | Asinnajaq — Inukjuak — Tiohtià:ke (Montreal)

From the Curator
“This film was written and directed by Nunavik’s asinnajaq, who happens to be me! Using archival material spanning 100 years the people, flora and fauna in the archive and I tell the story of 100 years of colonization in the Inuit Nunangat. I like to call it a sci-fi documentary because at the end of the archive time doesn’t stop, it spills over into animation where a future 1,000 years from now is imagined.” 

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Asinnajaq is the daughter of Carol Rowan and Jobie Weetaluktuk. She is from Inukjuak, Nunavik and lives in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Asinnajaq’s work includes filmmaking, writing and curating. She has previously co-created Tilliraniit, a three day festival celebrating Inuit art and artists. Asinnajaq wrote and directed Three Thousand (2017) a short sci-fi documentary. She co-curated Isuma’s show in the ‘Canadian’ pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. She was long listed for the 2020 Sobey Art Award. She co-curated the inaugural exhibition INUA at the Qaumajuq. Asinnajaq’s work has been exhibited at art galleries and film festivals around the world. 

For more on Three Thousand

Writer & Director: Asinnajaq
Animators: Patrick Defasten, Jonathan Ng 
Field Recording: Asinnajaq
Editor: Annie Jean
Original Music: Olivier Alary
Throat Singing: Tanya Tagaq, Celina Kalluk
Singer: Asinnajaq
Sound Design: Catherine Van Der Donckt
Sound Editing: Catherine Van Der Donckt
Sound Consultant: Benoît Dame
Foley Artist: Karla Baumgardner
Illustrations: Naluturuk Weetaluktuk, Tanya Innaarulik
Research: Asinnajaq
Consultants: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Tanya Tagaq, Geronimo Inutiq, Judith Gruber-Stitzer
Online Editor: Yannick Carrier
Head of Coordination and Project Support: Pierre Ferlatte
Head, Technical Resources: Steve Hallé
Project Technical Coordinator: Jean-Francois Laprise
Digital Editing Technicians: Pierre Dupont, Isabelle Painchaud, Patrick Trahan
Technical Director, Animation: Eloi Champagne
Technical Animation Coordinator: Randall Finnerty
Re-Recording: Geoffrey Mitchell
Foley Recording: Geoffrey Mitchell
Voice Coaching: Alanis Obomsawin, Jobie Weetaluktuk
Translation: Jobie Weetaluktuk, Mylène Augustin
Marketing Manager: Amanda Laukys
Publicist: Pat Dillon
Senior Production Coordinators: Camila Blos, Isabelle Limoges
Production Coordinator: Christine Williams
Program Administrators: Leslie Anne Poyntz, Camila Blos
Producer: Kat Baulu
Executive Producer: Annette Clarke
Executive Director: Michelle van Beusekom