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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

175147 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

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by Norman Cohn

05 November 2014

72214 views

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

04 February 2009

4029 views

Episode about Canada Day 1985.

Producer's Name: Zacharias Kunuk

Year of Production: 2009

Country: Canada

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Duration:

28m 51s

Tagged:

natar ungalaq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

29 December 2008

11995 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 3. Igloolik, Fall 1945. Grandmother remembers the old way. In autumn 1945, five families build a stone house to prepare for the coming winter.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Pauloosie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca. www.isuma.ca

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Duration:

28m 56s

Tagged:

grandmother, ift_community_OldIglulik, memories, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, stone house

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

02 December 2008

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Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 10. Igloolik, Summer 1946. After the walrus hunt everyone is happy. There will be lots to eat for a long time. Children climb the famous cliffs of Qaisut, exploring paths and ruins left by hunters from the ancient times. Good walrus hunting doesn't only attract Inuit. Suddenly, Grandmother sees a polar bear after the meat.

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Duration:

28m 54s

Tagged:

cliffs of Qaisut, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, walrus hunting

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

29 November 2008

12108 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 13. Igloolik, Fall-Winter 1946. It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. For Inuit in 1946, Christmas is a strange mix of ritual, some from the old life and some from the new.

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

Arctic, Nunavut (Our Land) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

12 October 2005

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Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk) follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer.Only two generations ago Inuit lived in small, nomadic hunting camps scattered across the vast Arctic landscape.

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Duration:

47m 5s

Tagged:

Charlie Adams, homeless Inuit, information age, Jayson Kunnuk, modern lifestyles, Native Friendship Centre, Pitsulala Lyta, Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk), relocation, southern cities, stone age

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Montreal, QC, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

11 October 2002

12180 views

In 1994, fulfilling the dying wish of a respected Elder, a group of Inuit hunters from Igloolik illegally catches a bowhead whale after years of government prohibition. An event which sparks a legal controversy.

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Duration:

52m 32s

Tagged:

arviq, bowhead whale, commercial whaling, elders, federal government, history, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Inuktitut, legal hunt, near extinction, Norman Cohn, repulse bay, Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series, whale hunting, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

English

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada