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Date & Time
Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. More Info
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

(Nyla Innuksuk, 2022, 86 min, Canada, Digital)


First Nations Film & Video Festival


The debut feature from Iqaluit-raised director Nyla Innuksuk, Slash/Back packs a vivid and thrilling punch, as a girl gang in Pangnirtung, Nunavut is left to fight off a supernatural apocalypse. Employing strategies from their favorite horror movies, weapons from their kitchens, and power from their friends, the girls must battle a mysterious alien force to save their home. Slash/Back presents a promising young cast and a vibrant portrait of resilience, friendship, and what it means to fight for community.


“Thanks to the breezy chemistry between its largely Inuit cast, Slash/Back has an endearing charm that is hard to resist.” – Phuong Le, The Guardian

Slash/Back seems bound to find a cult following, but it will mean the most to Inuit audiences, for whom standing up to invaders is more than just another genre-movie cliché. – Peter Debruge, Variety

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