BIFF Screening: “Twice Colonized”

Date/Time: 25th of October 19:30

In cooperation with the Bergen Film Festival, LawTransfom is hosting a discussion after the film screening of “Twice Colonized”. Aaron John Spitzer from University of Bergen and Sondre Pettersen from Bergen Sami society will share their thoughts on the film an the issues it raises.

– 19:30-21:00
📌Kvarteret, Olav Kyrres gate 49 – Room: tivoli
Film screening of “Twice Colonized”

– From 21:00
📌 Ulrike Pihls hus, Professor Keysers Gate 1
Discussion with Aaron Spitzer

More about the film:

Lawyer and activist Aaju Peter fights her own and other indigenous peoples’ struggle for recognition in a world where colonialism is not a thing of the past. But at the same time, she struggles with her own demons and traumas in a film that tells her story.

The irrepressible Aaju Peter struggles to create a permanent EU forum for indigenous peoples, while delving into her own origins. When she was a child, she was sent away from her family in Greenland to Denmark. There she lost both her mother tongue and her indigenous culture. So when she grew up, she fled instead to Arctic Canada, only to experience the colonisation of the Inuit there too. Now, Aaju Peter fights for justice to create a better future for her grandchildren and future generations. ‘Twice Colonized’ is a personal struggle in majestic landscapes for an apparently infinitely strong woman who struggles to win the respect of the world. A struggle that involves a journey back in time: To Greenland, to Denmark, to Canada and to the rest of the world, to revisit the places and the traumas that still haunt the towering lawyer who is herself the author of her story in Lin Alluna’s compelling and dramatic debut feature.

🗣️ More about the speaker:

Aaron John Spitzer is an associate professor at the University of Bergen. He has carried out extensive research about topics such as arctic governance, Canada, indigenous governance and settler-colonialism.

Sondre Pettersent is a musician , composer and scholar and a member of the Bergen Sami Society. He explores his his Sami and Norwegian heritage in his art and scholarship.

🌍 Free and open to all.
🤝 This event is a joint initiative between Centre on Law and Social Transformation (LawTransform) and Bergen Film Festival (BIFF).
☕️ Light food and refreshments will be served at the event

More information about the film can be found here.

Read more about BIFF here.