Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

Nowhere Land

Nowhere Land

  • Rosie Bonnie Ammaaq
  • 15 minutes
  • 2015
  • Canada
  • Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Market Hall
Sponsored by Indigenous Studies, Trent University 
Best Short Documentary, ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, 2015

An Inuit woman offers a quiet and moving elegy for her ancestral way of life

When Bonnie Ammaaq was a young girl, her parents bundled her into a fur-lined sled and left the government-manufactured community of Igloolik to live off the land, like generations of Inuit before them. For 11 years their home was not just the small shack called “Outpost Camp” but the entire vast and beautiful territory that lay outside its door. For Bonnie, the wild open tundra is somewhere – whereas the settlement of Igloolik, with its raucous snowmobiles, flat landscapes, and relative hustle-bustle, is unquestionably nowhere.