Tue 29.08
20:30 - 22:01
Ringen 6
Thu 31.08
20:45 - 22:16
Ringen 3
Fri 01.09
19:00 - 21:01
Paulus Kirke

The film that opened the documentary film festival CPH:DOX is a depiction of a personal battle and a portrait of a woman who fights for fundamental respect. TWICE COLONIZED is a very important contribution to the battle for the rights of indigenous people across the world.

Born in Greenland, lawyer and activist Aaju Peter was at an early age sent to Denmark. Here she lost both language and cultural belonging. When she grew up she moved to the arctic part of Canada and experienced the repression of the Inuits there. Based on her own experiences she dreams of making a better world for her grandchildren and future generations. Therefore she has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of indigenous people and their visibility in a world where colonial structures are still standing strong.


Lin Alluna is a Danish filmmaker with her education from The National Film School in Denmark. She is behind the short documentaries Remis (2009), Whispering Revolution (2015), Gardens of Dust (2016), and Echoes of Utopia (2017). Twice Colonized is her first feature-length documentary. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was the opening film at the documentary festival CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

This film is part of

Nordic Documentary Focus: Indigenous People

Country Denmark, Greenland, Canada

Year 2023

Director Lin Alluna

Screenplay Lin Alluna, Aaju Peter

Cinematography Lin Alluna, David Bauer, Glauco Bermudez, Iris Ng

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

Production Company Anorak Films

Distribution Autlook Filmsales

Runtime 1h 31m

Language Inuktitut, Danish, English

Subtitles English

Genre Documentary

Format DCP

Age limit 12

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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