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Atanarjuat The Fast Runner

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Igloolik at the dawn of the first millennium, when nomadic Inuit were masters of the frozen arctic. Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit, upsetting its balance and spirit. Twenty years pass. Two brothers emerge from the evil order: Amaqjuaq, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice. But can he ever escape the cycle of vengeance left behind?

director: Zacharias KUNUK
screenplay: Paul APAK ANGILIRQ
photography: Norman COHN
editing: Zacharias KUNUK, Norman COHN, Marie-Christine SARDA
music: Chris CRILLY
art direction: James UNGALAAQ
costumes: Micheline AMMAQ, Atuat AKKITIRQ
producers: Paul APAK ANGILIRQ, Norman COHN, Zacharias KUNUK
exec producer NFB: Sally BOCHNER
produce NFB: Germaine YING GEE WONG
Atanarjuat: Natar UNGALAAQ
Atuat: Sylvia IVALU
oki: Peter-Henry ARNATSIAQ
Puja: Lucy TULUGARJUK
Panikpak: Madeline IVALU
Qulitalik: Pauloosie QULITALIK
Sauri: Eugene IPKARNAK
Amaqjuaq: Pakkak INNUKSHUK

"A masterpiece... The first national cinema of the 21st century," A.O. Scott, NY Times.

“like Homer with a video camera” Margaret Atwood, Globe and Mail.

Voted "Best Canadian Movie of All-Time" in 2015 by Canadian Film Critics and winner of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival Camera d'or, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner is the first feature film to be written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language.

Press Kit and Official Stills

    • Facts at a glance

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      canal: Press Kit and Official Stills

      Production Company
      Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.

      Company contact information
      P.O. Box 223
      Igloolik, Nunavut
      CANADA
      X0A 0L0
      +1.867.934.8809 / fax .8700
      Montréal:
      +1.514.486.0707 / fax .9851
      web: www.isuma.tv/isumaproductions
      email: info [at] isuma [dot] ca

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      uploaded date: 21-02-2019

    • Credits

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      canal: Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

      Atanarjuat
      the fast runner

      dedicated to
      Amelia Angilirq
      (1957-2000)

      and to
      Paul Apak Angilirq
      (1954-1998)

      writer
      Paul Apak Angilirq

      director
      Zacharias Kunuk

      photography
      Norman Cohn

      editors
      Zacharias Kunuk
      Norman Cohn
      Marie-Christine Sarda

      design
      James Ungalaaq

      original music
      Chris Crilly

      producers
      Paul Apak Angilirq
      Norman Cohn
      Zacharias Kunuk

      executive producer
      national film board
      Sally Bochner

      producer
      national film board
      Germaine Ying Gee Wong

      atanarjuat
      atuat
      oki
      puja
      panikpak
      qulitalik
      sauri
      amaqjuaq
      uluriaq
      tungajuaq
      kumaglak
      niriuniq
      pittiulak
      pakak
      young sauri
      young tulimaq
      young pittaluk
      young panikpak
      young qulitalik
      sauri's wife
      Natar Ungalaaq
      Sylvia Ivalu
      Peter Henry Arnatsiaq
      Lucy Tulugarjuk
      Madeline Ivalu
      Pauloosie Qulitalik
      Eugene Ipkarnak
      Pakak Innuksuk
      Neeve Irngaut
      Abraham Ulayurulu
      k Apayata Kotierk
      Mary Qulitalik
      Luke Taqqaugaq
      Alex Uttak
      Eric Nutarariaq
      Stephen Qrunnut
      Pipily Akkitirq
      Mary Angutautuk
      Charlie Qulitalik
      Atuat Akkitiq

      Produced with the participation of the
      Canadian Television Fund, created by the Government of Canada
      and the Canadian cable industry
      Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program
      CTF: License Fee Program

      young sauri's wife
      young qulitalik's
      sigluk
      asa
      uttuqiaq
      saku
      tulimaq
      pittaluk
      oki's wife
      pittiulak's wife
      young sigluk
      young sigluk's wife
      young uttuqiaq
      young uttuqiaq's wife
      qillaq
      elder ladies

      child kigutikaajuk
      child kumaglak
      child amaqjuat
      child oki
      baby atanarjuat
      other children






      stand-ins

      production manager
      1st assistant director
      additional writers



      story consultant
      script editors

      ajaja songs

      elder advisors





      camera
      camera assistants




      sound recordist
      sound assistants



      props supervisor
      assistant props
      prop makers








      sealskin tents
      2nd assistant director
      continuity
      production coordinator
      production accountant
      wardrobe manager
      costume supervisor
      design assistant
      seamstresses








      hair and makeup consultant
      hair and makeup
      makeup assistants

      camp leaders

      dog wrangler

      cooks





      day care



      special effects services
      still photographers

      website




      assistant editor
      sound post supervisor
      sound effects editor
      dialogue editor
      foley artists

      foley assistant
      foley mixer
      ADR recordist
      rerecording mixers

      music recordist
      sampling


      dolby sound consultant
      online editor
      video on line
      digital to film transfer
      Catherine Alaralak
      Susan Kublu
      Samueli Ammaq
      Micheline Ammaq
      Lucien Ukkalianuk
      Therese Ukkalianuk
      Felix Alaralak
      Elizabeth Nutarakittuq
      Jenny Irngaut
      Rita Ijjiraq
      Andrew Uyarasuk
      Cindy Paniaq
      Paula Kunuk
      Maggie Ukkalianuk
      Arsene Ivalu
      Racheal Uyarasuk
      Catherine Arnatsiaq
      Reena Qulitalik
      Bernice Ivalu
      Mark Alaralak
      Isa Akkitirq
      Laurent Arnatsiaq
      Isa Ammaq
      Cora Akkitirq
      Steven Akkitirq
      Wilma Ammaq
      Daniel Akkitirq
      Hayley-June Ammaq
      Colleen Ulayuruluk
      Tarcisius Taqqaugaq
      Raymond Taqqaugaq
      Norman Cohn
      James Ungalaaq
      Herve Paniaq
      Norman Cohn
      Zacharias Kunuk
      Pauloosie Qulitalik
      Anne Frank
      Anne Frank
      Norman Cohn
      Emile Immaroitok
      Abraham Ulayuruluk
      George Kappianaq
      Annie Kappianaq
      Eulalie Angutimarik
      Elizabeth Nutarakittuq
      Mary Tinashlu
      Atuat Akkitirq
      Norman Cohn
      Ike Ungalaaq
      Brian Nutarariaq
      Andrew Uyarasuk
      Donald Ittuksarjuat
      Benjamin Satuqsi
      Richard Lavoie
      Ike Ungalaaq
      Brian Nutarariaq
      Aimona Akkitirq
      Johnny Qumangat
      James Ungalaaq
      Stephen Qrunnut
      Apayata Kotierk
      James Ungalaaq
      Cain Iqqaqsaq
      Enookie Kunuk
      Abraham Ulayuruluk
      Natar Ungalaaq
      Nathan Qamaniq
      Samueli Ammaq
      Peter Henry Arnatsiaq
      Racheal Uyarasuk
      Pakak Innuksuk
      Amelia Angilirq
      Raymond Taqqaugaq
      Jocelyne Loiselle
      Micheline Ammaq
      Atuat Akkitirq
      Simeonie Ukkalianuk
      Elisapi Angutirjuaq
      Theresia Taqqaugaq
      Therese Ukkalianuk
      Susan Avingaq
      Iga Attagutaalukuttuk
      Vivi Kunuk
      Deporah Qaunaq
      Leah Atarjuat
      Leah Taqqaugaq
      Bob Pritchard
      Therese Ipkarnak
      Susan Kublu
      Sidonie Ungalaaq
      Nathan Qamaniq
      Apayata Kotierk
      Samueli Ammaq
      Peter Henry Arnatsiaq
      Charlie Auksaq
      Sidonie Auksaq
      William Kopak
      Mary Qulitalik
      Lucien Ukkalianuk
      Sidonie Ungalaaq
      Sidonie Ungalaaq
      Hannah Siakuluk
      Jeannie Angilirq
      Racheal Angutautok
      Walter Klassen
      Viviane Delisle
      Marie-helene Cousineau
      Katarina Soukup
      Iain Cook
      John Stevenson
      Qulitalik Innukshuk
      Espresso Communications
      Laurent Arnatsiaq
      Chris Crilly
      Don Ayer
      Natalie Fleurant
      Andy Malcolm
      Goro Koyama
      Rebecca Wright
      Ron Mellegers
      Henry Godding/SPR
      Serge Boivin
      Jean-Paul Vialard
      Eric LeMoyne
      Peter Spoecker
      David Doolittle
      Big Fish Audio
      Thomas Kodros
      Alexandre Domingue
      Multivet Media
      Digital Film Group, Vancouver

      music

      "SPIRITS"
      CHRISTOPHER MAD'DENE
      courtesy of Lido Melodie/Playasound

      "FLY, FLY MY SADNESS"
      traditional, arranged by
      M. ALPERIN & N. KENOV
      performed by
      HUUN-HUUR-TU & THE BULGARIAN VOICES
      courtesy of Shenachie Entertainment Corp.

      "WAVE"
      M. ALPERIN
      performed by
      THE BULGARIAN VOICES
      courtesy of Shenachie Entertainment Corp.

      "PRAYER"
      performed by
      HUUN-HUUR-TU
      courtesy of Shenachie Entertainment Corp.

      produced with the participation of
      Channel 24 Igloolik
      Vision TV
      Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
      Government of Canada Film Tax Credit

      and assistance from
      Government of the Northwest Territories
      Baffin Business Development Centre
      Kakivak Association
      Canada Council
      Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
      First Air
      CBC

      produced by
      Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.
      in co-production with
      National Film Board of Canada

      © Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.
      www.isuma.ca
      2000 all rights reserved

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      uploaded date: 26-11-2009

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