Throat Song

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Throat Song
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Film poster
Directed by Miranda de Pencier
Produced byStacey Aglok MacDonald
Miranda de Pencier
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Qajaaq Ellsworth
Written byMiranda de Pencier
StarringIppiksaut Friesen
Paul Nutarariaq
Music byGabriel Morley
CinematographySeamus Tierney
Edited byGeoff Ashenhurst
Riel Roch Decter
Northwood Productions
Release date
  • September 11, 2011 (2011-09-11)(TIFF)
Running time
17 minutes

Throat Song is a 2011 Canadian short drama film directed by Miranda de Pencier. [1] The film stars Ippiksaut Friesen as Ippik, an Inuk woman in Nunavut who is trapped in an abusive relationship, and begins to heal her spirit and find her own voice after taking a job as a witness assistant for the government's justice department, aiding other victims of domestic violence. [1]


The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. [2]


The film won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards. [3] The film made the preliminary shortlist of finalists for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film going into the 86th Academy Awards, [4] but was not selected as one of the final five nominees. [5]

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  4. "'Throat Song' makes Oscar shortlist". CBC North, November 27, 2013.
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