Anthology Film Archives

FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: let’s all be lichen

October 10 – November 7

This series, titled “let’s all be lichen” is an Inukjuamiut’s response to the 2022 centennial of the film said to be the first documentary. Featuring the works of largely circumpolar (Inuk, Sámi, Greenlandic, Evenk, and Sakha) filmmakers, the series weaves together works mostly by young artists who each in their distinct way have harnessed their own power, stories, and voice through the moving image. The series shimmers with personal histories, the spiritual anthropocene, and questions of agency, memory, urbanization, and power.

“let’s all be lichen” is a five-part series that runs from October 10 to November 10, 2022, in New York City and online. The Opening Night on October 10 will be hosted by Anthology Film Archives, as well as screenings on October 17 and November 7. Additional presentation partners include eflux Screening Room, Colgate University, New York University, and the Flaherty’s custom-built online platform For the full schedule please see the Flaherty NYC website:

Curated by asinnajaq. asinnajaq is from Inukjuak, Nunavik, and lives in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Her work includes filmmaking, writing, and curating. She co-created Tilliraniit, a three day festival celebrating Inuit art and artists. asinnajaq wrote and directed THREE THOUSAND (2017), a short sci-fi documentary, and co-curated Isuma’s presence in the Canadian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. She was long-listed for the 2020 Sobey Art Award. She co-curated the inaugural exhibition INUA at the Qaumajuq. asinnajaq’s work has been exhibited at art galleries and film festivals around the world.

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