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by Zacharias Kunuk

31 December 2009

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Inuit epic set in ancient Igloolik, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner is a life-threatening struggle of love, jealousy, murder and revenge between powerful natural and supernatural characters, Canada's first feature film written, produced, directed, and acted by Inuit. 2001 Camera d'or, Cannes Film Festival; Best Picture, 2002 Genie Awards; #1 Canadian Film of the Decade, Macleans, CTV.

A film by Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak, Norman Cohn and Pauloosie Qulitalik

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2001
Duration:
172 minutes
Genre:
Drama based on historical legend
Production Company:
Igloolik Isuma Productions
Language:
Inuktitut with English, French s-t

Country: Canada
Region:
Igloolik; Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

Director: Zacharias Kunuk

Producers:
Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak Angilirq, Norman Cohn, Germaine YG Wong

Writer:
Paul Apak Angilirq

Director of Photography:
Norman Cohn

Sound Recordist:
Richard Lavoie

Editor(s):
Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Marie-Christine Sarda

Original Music:
Chris Crilly

Costumes:
Michelline Ammaq, Atuat Akkitiq

Principal Cast:
Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu, Paulossie Qulitalik, Eugene Ipkarnak

Executive Producer:
Sally Bochner

 

REVIEWS

“A masterpiece.... The first national cinema of the 21st century”

A.O. Scott, NY Times

“Mysterious, bawdy, emotionally intense, and replete with virtuoso throat singing, this three-hour movie is engrossing from first image to last, so devoid of stereotype and cosmic in its vision it could suggest the rebirth of cinema.”

Jim Hoberman, Village Voice

“Nothing less than a complete revelation and reinvention of cinematic form…. a definite ‘must-see’.”

Katherine Monk, Vancouver Sun

"An astonishing epic film"

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Un film d'une singulière beauté”

Jean-Michel Frodon, Le Monde

“A milestone...a fascinating cultural document”

Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail


SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:

Official Selection - Un Certain Regard -Winner Camera d'or (54th Cannes International Film Festival, May 2001)

Complete listings at the Atanarjuat companion Website

 

RELATED LINKS

Press Kit / / Film Stills
Companion website
Lesson Plans on Sila Inuit Educational
Atanarjuat on IMDB
Atanarjuat on Rotten Tomatoes
Atanarjuat on Metacritic
Atanarjuat on Amazon

View our catalogue to order Atanarjuat Products

 

DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION

Isuma Distribution International c/o VTape, wandav@vtape.org, +1.416.351.1317 fax-1509; info@isuma.ca, +1.514.486.0707 fax-9851.

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Duration:

2h 41m 51s

Tagged:

Atanarjuat, Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, drum, fast runner, ift_community_Igloolik, Igloolik, Isuma, katajjaq (throat song), pisiq (traditional song), purple saxifrage, qijuktaq (plant for fires), The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by IBC admin

24 May 2015

484 views

Program name: Qaujisaut

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

Arctic, Canadian Inuit, carrying case, drum, First Nations, fish spear, fishing, IBC, inuit broadcasting corporation, Kakivak, Nunavut, songs, strap

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit

About

IBC admin's picture

by IBC admin

23 May 2015

617 views

Program name: Qaujisaut

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

Arctic, Canadian Inuit, concert, drum, hunting, IBC, inuit broadcasting corporation, Nunavut, sea ice, skidoos, throat singing, walrus

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Baker Lake

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IBC admin's picture

by IBC admin

21 May 2015

475 views

Kiviu's Journey Part 2
Kichekat

APTN-Our lives our voices
Amaruq

Directed and written by: Martin Kreelak
Producer: Janice Epp, Ole Gjerstad
Produced by: Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Executive Producer: Debbie Brisebois
Director of Network and programming: Pitseolak Kilabuk
Narrator: Abraham Tagalik

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Duration:

26m 51s

Tagged:

ajajaa, Arctic, Canadian Inuit, drum, fish, fish spear, IBC, inuit broadcasting corporation, Inuit Broadcasting Corporationfish, Nunavut

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit

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mainjohn's picture

by mainjohn

11 December 2013

1291 views

 ICRC Presents the Inuvialuit Video

About Inuvialuit traditional Dancing and Music.

Runs 29:16

 

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Duration:

29m 17s

Tagged:

dance, drum, Inuit, Inuvialuit, music, NWT

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Nathalie Kalina's picture

by Nathalie Kalina

15 January 2010

2801 views

Pacomve preparing for Drum Dance, April 2004.

Producer's Name: NITV

Country: Canada

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Duration:

41m 17s

Tagged:

april 2004, dance, dances, dancing, drum, drumming, drums, IBC, Inuit, Inuktitut, movement, music, Nunavut, pacome, prepare, prepares, preparing, Television

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Qajaaq Ellsworth's picture

by Qajaaq Ellsworth

09 May 2009

3702 views

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association coordinated an Elder and Youth Culture Camp in the summer of 2008.  This slideshow presents some highlights of the camp.

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Tagged:

association, camp, dance, drum, elder, Inuit, inuusivut, kitikmeot, singing, summer, youth

Languages:

Inuktitut

About

Andreas Tesfaye's picture

by Andreas Tesfaye

27 August 2008

4838 views

Filmmaker: Bob Ellison

Year of Production: 2008

Country: Canada

Region: nwt

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Duration:

6m 25s

Tagged:

bob ellison, dance, drum, drumming, drums, ellison, festival, flamenco, Folk on the Rocks, FOTR, music, performance

Location:

Yellowknife, NT, Canada

About

Andreas Tesfaye's picture

by Andreas Tesfaye

27 August 2008

4172 views

Filmmaker: Bob Ellison

Filmmaker Contact:

 

bobe [at] ncsnwt [dot] com

Year of Production: 2008

Country: Canada

Region: NWT

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Duration:

7m 34s

Tagged:

dance, drum, drumming, drums, ellison, festival, Folk on the Rocks, FOTR, music, performance

Location:

Yellowknife, NT, Canada

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Andreas Tesfaye's picture

by Andreas Tesfaye

27 August 2008

6010 views

in sequence with Part 1

Filmmaker: Bob Ellison

Filmmaker Contact:

 

bobe@ncsnwt.com

Year of Production: 2008

Country: Canada

Region: NWT

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Duration:

8m 23s

Tagged:

drum, drumming, drums, ellison, festival, Folk on the Rocks, FOTR, music, performance, singing

Languages:

English

Location:

Yellowknife, NT, Canada