SCREENING SELECTION 2021

KAJANAQTUQ

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

Information

Year: 2020

Country: Canada

Duration: 11'

Language: English, Inuktitut

Director: Ella Morton

Producer: Ella Morton

Cast: Naulaq LeDrew

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Inuk elder Naulaq LeDrew speaks about her home in Nunavut, Canada and how Inuit lifestyles have changed since her youth. Altered Super 8mm film footage of the region illustrates her account of historical events and Inuit mythology. 

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Ella Morton is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker. Her expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies and projects across Canada, as well as in Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Finland. She uses experimental analogue processes to capture the sublime and fragile qualities of remote landscapes.

Originally from Vancouver, she earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (New York, NY) and an MFA from York University (Toronto, ON). Her films have screened internationally, including the Antimatter Media Art Festival (Victoria, BC), the Arctic Film Festival (Svalbard, Norway), the Alchemy Film & Media Arts Festival (Hawick, Scotland), the Peripheries Experimental Film & Video Festival (Boston, MA) and the Kinoskop Festival of Experimental Analog Cinema (Belgrade, Serbia). Ella has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the British Columbia Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada.