The Fast Runner

  • Atanarjuat The Fast Runner

    uploaded by: Gabriela Gamez

     

    By Isuma, 2000

    Feature Film – 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?

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    uploaded date: 18-02-2019

  • NITV 2.0 brings HIGH-SPEED videos to Low-speed communities

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: More about The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

    NITV on IsumaTV (Northern Interactive Television Network) and IFN/Indigenous Film Network distribute Inuit, Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis and other Native films by internet to a network of Local Servers, digital projectors and cableTV access channels in remote northern communities. NITV's Local Server Network boosts over 2000 films on IsumaTV to high-speed delivery in low-bandwidth communities with low-speed internet service.

    IFN 2.0 on IsumaTV: Download to Projection 2010

    Beyond Broadcasting: NITV on IsumaTV_ in media res, a media commons project _ May 2009

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    uploaded date: 20-01-2010

  • Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    channel: Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

    Un Certain Regard - Official Selection - Cannes 2001
    Winner Camera d'or for Best First Feature Film
    Canada's Official Selection - Foreign Language Oscar®!
    Winner of 6 Genie Awards!
    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Claude Jutra

    Best Canadian Feature Film (2001 Toronto International Film Festival)… Read more

    uploaded date: 15-10-2009

  • Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

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    Un Certain Regard - Official Selection - Cannes 2001
    Winner Camera d'or for Best First Feature Film
    Canada's Official Selection - Foreign Language Oscar® !
    Winner of 6 Genie Awards!
    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Claude Jutra


    Best Canadian Feature Film (2001 Toronto International Film Festival)
    Co-Winner, Guardian Award for Best New Director (2001 Edinburgh International Film Festival)
    Grand Prix of the Flemish Community for Best Film (2001 Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent)
    Special Jury Prize and the Prix du Public (Festival International du nouveau Cinema et des nouveaux Medias de Montreal 2001)
    CTV Best of Fest Award (Next Fest 2001 - Digital Motion Picture Festival)
    Best Film (ImagineNATIVE Media Arts Festival)
    Best Feature Film (2001 Sante Fe International Festival)
    Best Feature Film (2002 San Diego International Film Festival)
    Audience Award (2002 Newport International Film Festival)
    Audience Award (2002 Lake Placid Film Forum)
    Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress (2002 American Indian Film Festival)
    Best Feature-Length Mountain Fiction Film (2002 Banff Mountain Film Festival)

    Igloolik is a community of 1200 people located on a small island in the north Baffin region of the Canadian Arctic with archeological evidence of 4000 years of continuous habitation. Throughout these millennia, with no written language, untold numbers of nomadic Inuit renewed their culture and traditional knowledge for every generation entirely through storytelling.

    Our film Atanarjuat is part of this continuous stream of oral history carried forward into the new millennium through a marriage of Inuit storytelling skills and new technology.

    Atanarjuat is Canada's first feature-length fiction film written, produced, directed, and acted by Inuit. An exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle between powerful natural and supernatural characters.

    Atanarjuat gives international audiences a more authentic view of Inuit culture and oral tradition than ever before, from the inside and through Inuit eyes.

    For countless generations, Igloolik elders have kept the legend of Atanarjuat alive to teach young Inuit the danger of setting personal desire above the needs of the group.

    The tale of making the film is itself made up of many stories...


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    uploaded date: 15-10-2009