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Three Thousand

ASINNAJAQ
2017 | 14 min 04 s

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionCamden International Film Festival 2017

  • Best Experimental WorkImagineNATIVE 2017

  • Official Selection20th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

  • Official SelectionCalifornia's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection - NATIVeBerlinale 2018

  • Official SelectionDOXA Documentary Film Festival 2018

  • Best Global Indigenous Short Film AwardSkábmagovat Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival Finland - 2018

  • Official SelectionCinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionEdinburgh International Film Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionIndigenous Film and Arts Festival 2018

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A CONVERSATION WITH ASINNAJAQ

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Team


ASINNAJAQ
Director
Biography
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Photo : Alex Tran


ASINNAJAQ

“With Three Thousand, I wanted to make a film that’s poetic and hopeful as well as enlightening.”

Asinnajaq, also known as Isabella Weetaluktuk, is a filmmaker and artist whose work is fuelled by respect for human rights, a desire to explore her Inuit heritage, and a sense of wonder in what she calls “the abundant beauty of the world.”

The daughter of filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk and university professor Carol Rowan, she was a teenager when she assisted her father on Timuti (2012), a film he made in Inukjuak, home of their extended family. She later studied cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax, and her short film Upinnaqusittik (Lucky) (2016) premiered at iNuit Blanche, the first ever circumpolar arts festival in St. John’s. Her first film with the National Film Board of Canada, the 12-minute-long Three Thousand (2017), combines historic footage of Inuit, selected from the NFB’s archive, and original animation.


Kat Baulu
Producer
Biography
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Kat Baulu

As a creative producer at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Kat Baulu supports auteurs working on documentary, animation and interactive projects. Her inspiration comes from raising underrepresented voices and generating stories with social impact. She produced Jobie Weetaluktuk’s award-winning documentary Timuti, filmed in his hometown of Inukjuak. Kat has collaborated with celebrated Indigenous artists and filmmakers such as Nadia Myre, Courtney Montour, Tracey Deer, Michelle Smith and Paul M. Rickard.

Kat is currently launching the short experimental documentary Three Thousand, directed by Asinnajaq (a.k.a. Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk), and the hand-drawn animated film SHAMAN, by first-time filmmaker Echo Henoche.


Annette Clarke
Executive Producer
Biography
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Annette Clarke

Annette Clarke is an accomplished producer whose award-winning films challenge stereotypes and bring diverse voices to the forefront. For the past 25 years, she has collaborated with both emerging and established talent to tell powerful, transformative stories. As Executive Producer for NFB’s Quebec-Atlantic studio, Annette has met cattle rustlers in Kenya, foreign workers in Labrador, the endangered bluefin tuna, rock-star chefs decrying food waste, and an animated young girl who copes with her mom’s mental illness by losing herself in the imaginary world of books. Annette’s recent producer credits include Vive la rose (2009, TIFF and Sundance), The Chocolate Farmer (2010, Hot Docs, RIDM), Flawed (2010, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, double honours at PSIFF, Emmy nomination), The Boxing Girls of Kabul (2011, IDFA and CSA for best documentary short), Hard Light(2012, FIFA Jury Award), Buying Sex (2013, Hot Docs), Danny (2014, Hot Docs Big Ideas series), 54 Hours (2014, Yorkton Founder’s Award),Gunrunners (2015, Hot Docs) and Hand. Line. Cod. (2016, TIFF)

Credits

A Film by
Asinnajaq – Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk

Written and Directed by
ASINNAJAQ

Narration by
ASINNAJAQ

Animated by
PATRICK DEFASTEN
JONATHAN NG

Field recording
ASINNAJAQ

Editor
ANNIE JEAN

Original Music by
OLIVIER ALARY

Featuring Throat singing by
TANYA TAGAQ
CELINA KALLUK

Lullaby sung by
ASINNAJAQ

Sound Design & Editing
CATHERINE VAN DER DONCKT

Sound Consultant
BENOIT DAME

Foley Artist
KARLA BAUMGARDNER

Illustrations
NALUTURUK WEETALUKTUK
TANYA INNAARULIK

Archives
NFB/ONF ARCHIVES

Researcher
ASINNAJAQ

Consultants
ALETHEA ARNAQUQ-BARIL
TANYA TAGAQ
GERONIMO INUTIQ
JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER

On-line Editor
YANNICK CARRIER

Head of Coordination and Project Support
PIERRE FERLATTE

Head, Technical Resources
STEVE HALLÉ

Project Technical Coordinator
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPRISE

Digital Editing Technicians
PIERRE DUPONT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN

Technical Director, Animation
ELOI CHAMPAGNE

Technical Animation Coordinator
RANDALL FINNERTY

Re-Recording & Foley
GEOFF MITCHELL

Voice Coaching
ALANIS OBOMSAWIN
JOBIE WEETALUKTUK

Translation
JOBIE WEETALUKTUK
MYLÈNE AUGUSTIN

Marketing Manager
AMANDA LAUKYS

Publicist
PATRICIA DILLON-MOORE

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

This film is dedicated to
LUCY AULLUQ WEETALUKTUK

Special Thanks
MYLÈNE AUGUSTIN
MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA
HEATHER IGLOLIORTE
DR. CAROL ROWAN
ELIASIE WEETALUKTUK
JOBIE WEETALUKTUK
KITTY WEETALUKTUK
ZEBEDEE WEETALUKTUK
DONALD MCWILLIAMS

This film was researched and completed in Tiotia:ke the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka.

©2017 The National Film Board of Canada

 



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