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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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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 ARVIATTV

09 July 2016

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Arviat Television's Ethan Tassiuk caught up with Innosar Issakiark for a musical break during the 2016 Arviat Youth Leadership Camp this July.

The camp, held July 1-8 saw more than a dozen highly-engaged young leaders developing their community development skills with support from the Hamlet of Arviat, TakingITGlobal and the Samuel Family Foundation. 

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Duration:

1m 59s

Tagged:

Arviat, canada, ethan tassiuk, innosar issakiark, music, Nunavut, takingitglobal, youth

Location:

arviat, Nunavut

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by IBC admin

31 May 2015

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Producer: Iqaluit - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

Scenes of musicians in Iqaluit in 1988: Jimmy Ekho, Mr, Arreak, Aaju Peter, and a vignette with Susan and Peter Etulu Aningmiuq singing with Iqaluit children. 

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Duration:

28m 55s

Tagged:

Arctic, Canadian Inuit, IBC, inuit broadcasting corporation, music, Nunavut, songs

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada and Ottawa, Ont Canada

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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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by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

15 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1996
DURATION: 6 min
GENRE: Computer animation
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng s-t
DIRECTOR: Mary Kunuk
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau

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Duration:

4m 42s

Tagged:

Aqtuqsi, ift_community_Igloolik, Mary Kunuk, nightmare, sleep

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada

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by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

13 February 2015

4587 views

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
DURATION: 23 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar

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Duration:

23m 24s

Tagged:

Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, Attagutaaluk, ift_community_OldIglulik, Rose Ukkumaluk, starvation

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by IBC admin

12 February 2015

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Program name: Tohaknaak
Producer: Cambridge Bay – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Host: Sarah Green
Location: Cambridge Bay

Public Meeting Host: James Kavana
Segment 1: Hunters and Trappers Association Public meeting in Cambridge Bay.

The film is documented in Inuinnaqtun.

Items of discussion: the meat plant, policies regarding wildlife.

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Duration:

29m 51s

Tagged:

Arctic, arctic char, butchering meat, Canadian Inuit, caribou, fish net, Fisheries and Oceans, IBC, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, legends, Meat Plant, muskox, Netsilingmiut, Nunavut, polar bear, square dancing

Languages:

Inuinnaqtun

Location:

cambridge bay

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by Zacharias Kunuk

09 February 2015

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Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)

Unikkaat Sivunittinnit: Messages from the Past

In 1992, Igloolik Isuma Productions produced a documentary film about traditional Inuit ajaja songs.

Produced by Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk when they were just starting their independent film company, Kunuk searched to better understand ajaja songs: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation.

Each elder remembers their own family’s ajaja songs and explains how they were created by poets taking their words from their life experiences. The process also allowed Kunuk to collect traditional music  to publish a full album on CD and to use many of these tradition ajaja songs in his films over the next twenty years.

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes
   
Directors: Zacharias Kunuk
Camera: Norman Cohn
Editor: Carol Kunnuk

 

Listen free to a selection of these songs here

Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact VTape

 

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Duration:

1h 30s

Tagged:

ift_community_Igloolik, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Kingulliit: the next generation, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

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by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

04 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2000
DURATION: 29 min
GENRE: Docu-drama
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Productions
SOUND: Pacome Qudlaut
CAMERA: Marie Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
CAST/PERFORMERS: Rachel Uyarasuk, Sylvia Ivalu, Charlie Qulitalik, Marie David
FUNDING: Telefilm Canada, ATPN, Channel 24, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Channel 24 (Igloolik), ImagineNative Film Festival (Toronto, 2001: Best Video), Native Americain Film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)

SYNOPSIS:

Ningiura is an experimental fiction based on authentic oral histories, traditional knowledge and contemporary reality of Igloolik today.

An elder and her grand-daughter get to know and appreciate each other after a family tragedy.

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Duration:

28m 51s

Tagged:

Ajaja, Arnait Video Productions, contemporary reality of Igloolik, ift_community_Igloolik, oral histories, traditional knowledge

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada