Three Thousand

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Three Thousand
Directed by Asinnajaq
Written byAsinnajaq
Music byOlivier Alary
Edited byAnnie Jean
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date
Running time
14 minutes

Three Thousand is a 2017 Canadian documentary film directed by Asinnajaq. Mixing animation with archival footage, [1] the film explores the cinematic representation of Inuit. [2] The 14 minute documentary dives into the past, present, and future of the Inuit people "in a new light". [3]

The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Short Documentary Film at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards.

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