TWICE COLONIZED (Sundance FF2023)- Review by Leslie Combemale

Lin Alluna’s documentary follows Greenlandic indigenous rights advocate AAju Peter as she reveals herself to viewers in authentic ways that are inspiring and engaging. She is, after all, just one woman, yet powerful enough to demand realignment and reconsideration of what roles we play in perpetuating colonial mentality. Peter said of herself, “We were born into straightjackets. In my own living, why am I continuing the mentality of straightjacket living?” Everyone could and should be asking the same question, as it relates to not only indigenous rights, but every aspect of how we exist together in society.

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Michelle O’Reilly talks Arcana Studios, Animation and Graphic Novels – Marina Antunes interviews

Being a woman in two under-represented industries, comics and animation, is no easy feat, but Michelle O;Reilly takes it all in stride, and she takes full advantage of whatever opportunities she can to close the gender gap. “We try really hard, especially within the studio, to give women opportunities in any way we can.”

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SPOTLIGHT August 2019: Carol Whiteman, Feminist Film Advocate, Activist, President of Women in the Directors Chair

In Canadian women’s filmmaker circles, mention of Carol Whiteman’s name is cause for applause. As President of the non-profit Women in the Director’s Chair, Whiteman can be credited with mentoring more than 250 women directors through the arduous process of making their first films — from concept to premiere. Any female filmmaker who is working in Canada or has aspirations to do so ought to have Whiteman’s name on her must meet list.

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