Public Lecture: “A Tale of Two Qallunaat”

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Thunder Bay Museum (425 Donald Street East) and Online
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.

Join us on 28 November to hear contract lecture Kelly Saxberg discuss “A Tale of Two Qallunaat.”

A Tale of Two Qallunaat is a one hour documentary about the legacy of two women artists who travelled to the Arctic in the early 1970s and what happens when elders and youth in today’s Pond Inlet and Iqaluit encounter that unique record of the past.

This presentation will be in-person and online. Complete information and how to register to attend virtually can be found at

Speakers Bio: Kelly Saxberg is a film producer, director, editor, and cinematographer who has worked on well over 100 films. She works in English, French, Spanish and Finnish. Her works have received and been nominated for many prestigious film awards. Kelly is actively involved with the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple and their many projects; recently the interactive website and for the educational streaming channel: She was a founding member of The Bay Street Film Festival (Now Vox Popular Media Arts Festival). As a contract lecturer with Lakehead University’s History Department, Kelly assists students in developing a love of film. She has mentored dozens of emerging filmmakers through her Flash Frame workshops and collaborative film projects.

This presentation is part of the 2023-24 Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of History.  Since 1908, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society has been regularly holding talks on a wide range of topics on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum (425 Donald Street East) from September to April. All presentations are free and open to the public.