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by Zacharias Kunuk

09 December 2013

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Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec.

Produced by Kingulliit Productions.

Screening Information:

Year:  2013

Genre:  Documentary

Length: 45 minutes

Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)

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Duration:

46m 34s

Tagged:

Cree, downloadable, Great Whale River, Inuit, Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq, Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Kanajuq (fish), kuujjuarapik, peace, reconciliation, war, Whapmagootsui

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Great Whale River, Quebec

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Zacharias Kunuk's picture

by Zacharias Kunuk

31 December 2009

176973 views

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

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

16 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
DURATION: 52 min.
GENRE: documentary
FORMAT: video, colour
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Fr-Eng st
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
PRODUCERS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
SOUND: Katarina Soukup , Luke Taqqaugaq
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Land Insight Film Festival (Montréal, 2003), Maori television (New-Zealand, 2005), Native American film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

SYNOPSIS:

Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life.

With her husband Enuki, she raised eight children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island.

The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the stories of Vivi Kunuk.

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Duration:

53m 45s

Tagged:

abandonment, adoption, ancestors, Arnait Video Productions, ift_community_Igloolik, manniq (eggs), pisiq (traditional song), siku (sea ice)

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Baffin Island, NU, Canada

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Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

08 June 2012

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Emile Immaroitok with Bernard Saladin d'Anglure 1972, 10:01 ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Inuktitut and English, French sub-titles. Assembled into a trailer of Zacharias Kunuk videos filmed over years on the hunt and in Igloolik, editor Carol Kunnuk.

Bernard Saladin d’Anglure: So Immaroitok, you arrived at your camp at Steensby Inlet?

Emile Immaroitok: Yes.

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Duration:

10m 1s

Tagged:

baffinland community hearings, Emile Immaroitok, ift_community_OldIglulik, Igloolik Notre Terre, igloolimiut, inuktitut voices, My Father's Land, trailer

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

08 June 2012

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ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Zacharias Kunuk hunting and filming at the flow edge with other men from Igloolik, April 1 and 3 2012. 8:00 by Zacharias Kunuk; editor Carol Kunnuk.

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Duration:

8m 18s

Tagged:

and filming at the, floe edge, flow edge, hunting, Igloolik, Inuit, seal hunting, siku (sea ice), Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

IsumaTV's picture

by IsumaTV

07 December 2010

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IGLOOLIK NUNAVUT/IGLOOLIK NOTRE TERRE
WARC'HOAZH
FR3 presente
avec la collaboration de
SERDDAV - CNRS - France
INUKSIUTIIT KATIMAJIIT
INUMMARIT ASSOCIATION
INUIT TAPIRISAT
UNIVERSITE LAVAL - Canada

Un film de
BERNARD SALADIN D'ANGLURE
(Anthropologie)
et
MICHEL TREGUER
(Cinema)

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Duration:

53m 53s

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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IsumaTV's picture

by IsumaTV

12 January 2010

37596 views

What We Eat: Inuit jazz throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, talk back to Brigitte Bardot and anti-sealhunting lobby on the eternal reality of hunting. Selected for Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Best Short, imagineNATIVE Film Fest 2009.

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Duration:

7m 23s

Tagged:

downloadable, hunting, Inuit, katajjaq, Seal, seal hunting, Tagaq

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

30 October 2009

38646 views

Third Inuit feature (2009) in The Fast Runner Trilogy.

Winner of Best Canadian First Feature at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, Before Tomorrow is the first feature film written and directed by Igloolik's Arnait Video Productions women's collective, which have been filming Inuit women's stories since 1991. Story based on For Morgendaggen by Jorn Riel.

Circa 1840. Two isolated families meet after many years. It is summer; a happy time to celebrate their reunion. Despite the joyful mood, Ningiuq, an old woman of strength and wisdom, cannot stop worrying. Is it the illness of her best friend, Kutuguk, who is preparing to die? Or is it the strange foreign object that Maniq, her favourite grandson, found on the beach? .

After a successful fishing season, the families decide to dry the winter's catch on a remote island. Ningiuq volunteers to take on this chore. Her faithful grandson Maniq follows her, as does the old Kutuguk. As the cold of fall begins the three wait in vain for the hunters to return. When the first snow falls Ningiuq decides to return to the main camp with Maniq to see what has happened to the others

Reviews

"A profound, elemental and hauntingly beautiful period drama that makes an intimate story of endurance into a metaphor for an entire culture." Alissa Simon, Variety.

"Mesmerizingly beautiful, with heartbreaking performances by the principals, this third film in the trilogy from Igloolik Isuma Productions...has maybe 10 pages of dialogue, but it flies by." Susan Cole, Now Magazine.

"A mythic quality, a sense of symbolism and spirits that seem to rise from the tundra.... Before Tomorrow is about the end of the end." Jay Stone, National Post.

More about this film.

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Duration:

1h 32m 23s

Tagged:

before tomorrow, downloadable, ift_community_Igloolik

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

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Gabriela Gamez's picture

by Gabriela Gamez

28 January 2009

3584 views

Episode about Igloolikmuit.

Producer's Name: Paul Apak

Year of Production: 2009

Country: Canada

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Duration:

12m 9s

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

31 December 2008

21346 views

Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring.

Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                scroll for more info...

Content summary:

  • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
  • Dad being a role model
  • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
  • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
  • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk@isuma.ca; info@isuma.tv

Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

Year of Production: 1995

Distributor Information: Vtape

Country: Canada

Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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Duration:

28m 52s

Tagged:

Dogteam, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, raven

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada