|Directed by||Miranda de Pencier|
|Produced by||Stacey Aglok MacDonald|
Miranda de Pencier
|Written by||Miranda de Pencier|
|Music by||Gabriel Morley|
|Edited by||Geoff Ashenhurst|
Riel Roch Decter
Throat Song is a 2011 Canadian short drama film directed by Miranda de Pencier.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.
The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards.The film made the preliminary shortlist of finalists for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film going into the 86th Academy Awards, but was not selected as one of the final five nominees.
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