two soft things, two hard things
This film explores a dramatic period in the 1950s when colonisation and religion shamed and erased traditional beliefs about sexuality and family structure among the Inuit population in northwest Canada. Now a new generation of Inuit people share their stories, committed to uncovering and reclaiming their hidden histories, discovering ancient words passed down by elders to describe same-sex relationships. For women, it translates as: two soft things rubbing against each other; for men, it’s two hard things.
Presented by the Canadian High Commission