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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 IsumaTV

11 February 2015

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Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change.

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Duration:

54m 7s

Tagged:

climate change, downloadable, ift_community_Igloolik, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, inuit traditional knowledge

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Nunavut

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by Zacharias Kunuk

09 February 2015

4122 views

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 Zacharias Kunuk

08 February 2015

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Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 2)

Pingajugijat Kinguvaarijat: The Third Generation

Part 2 of the Kingulliit documentary, by Zacharias Kunuk and Paul Aarulaaq Quassa.

In the 1980’s and 90’s, as aging elders and Third Generation children become modern adults, southern radio and television introduced in 1982 increase the impact of foreign language and culture, and quickly alter the community dynamics of the settlement. Traditional respect for leadership by elders is undermined as Third Generation adults are prematurely empowered by new skills: the ability to speak, read and write English; to negotiate with white bosses and bureaucracies; to get jobs using new technology like trucks, heavy equipment, cash registers, typewriters, fax machines and computers.
 

Year: 2012
Language: Inuktitut
Length: 60 minutes

 

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Duration:

1h 30s

Tagged:

ift_community_Igloolik, kingulliit, Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, the next generation, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

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by Zacharias Kunuk

31 December 2014

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My Father's Land, co-directors Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn | Canada | Inuktitut and English with English subtitles | 2014.

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Duration:

2h 43m 29s

Tagged:

Baffinland, consult, hearings, inform, Inuit, Mary River, mining, NIRB

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Nuanvut

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by Norman Cohn

05 November 2014

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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, 112 mins. 2005. Second feature in The Fast Runner Trilogy. 

Isuma Distribution International and Vtape, isuma [at] vtape [dot] org, info [at] isuma [dot] tv, wandav [at] vtape [dot] org.

Press Kit: requires PDF reader

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Duration:

1h 53m 8s

Tagged:

1922, 1923, Arctic, Avva, Christianity, conversion, ift_community_Igloolik, Inuit, Journals of Knud Rasmussen, mask, Norman Cohn, religion, Shamanism, syllabics, toys, Umik, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

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Gabriela Gamez's picture

by Gabriela Gamez

11 August 2013

1720 views

Duration:

2m 19s

Languages:

English

Location:

Nunavut, Canada

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Gabriela Gamez's picture

by Gabriela Gamez

02 August 2013

1553 views

Duration:

2m 11s

Tagged:

Human Rights Impact Assessment

Languages:

English

Location:

Canada, Nunavut

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by Gabriela Gamez

01 August 2013

1425 views

Duration:

2m 47s

Languages:

English