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Film Screening: Twice Colonized by Lin Alluna with Aaju Peter
February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
On Saturday, February 24th at 6pm join Massy Arts and EyeSteelFilm for a community screening of Twice Colonized, a film bu Lin Alluna, lived by Aaju Peter. Aaju Peter will be present at the screening and available aftwards for a brief Q&A.
About the film:
Renowned Inuit lawyer Aaju Peter has led a lifelong fight for the rights of her people. A member of a historically marginalized and oppressed community, Aaju’s heritage puts her in the unique position of someone who has been “twice colonized” – first by European settlers who arrived in the Arctic, and then by modern-day Canadian policies and institutions. But while launching an effort to establish an Indigenous forum at the EU, Aaju finds herself facing a difficult and deeply personal journey to mend her own wounds after the unexpected passing of her youngest son.
In this “powerful exploration of cultural trauma” (The Film Stage), director Lin Alluna follows alongside Aaju Peter as she strives to reclaim her language and identity after a lifetime of whitewashing and forced assimilation.
Venue & Accessibility
The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.
Registration is free and required for entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-screening-twice-colonized-by-lin-alluna-with-aaju-peter-tickets-814534042247?aff=oddtdtcreator
The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.
Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.
For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility
Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.