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Zacharias Kunuk's picture

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

About

ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

09 January 2016

971 views

In Celebrating Babies with Arviat's Elders and Women, Inuit Elders and women share advice and traditional knowledge about the importance of raising healthy children. Produced by the Arviat Wellness Media Team.

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Duration:

24m 1s

Tagged:

babies, canada, childcare, children, Early Childhood Education, fun, health research, healthy babies, kids, Nunavut

About

ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

05 November 2015

1920 views

This video was filmed, produced and edited by Dylan Clark from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University: http://www.jamesford.ca/archives/4335

The Food is Belonging Event was hosted by TakingITGlobal and Arctic College as part of Global Dignity 2015 Celebrations.

 

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Duration:

3m 1s

Tagged:

art, arts education, canada, children, culture, global dignity, Human Rights, indigenous, Inuit, mcgill university, music, Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College, resilience, takingitglobal, university of guelph, youth

Location:

Nunavut

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

16 February 2015

5306 views

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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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

15 February 2015

4583 views

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

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

20 March 2012

4055 views

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1994
DURATION: 26 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective

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Duration:

27m 10s

Tagged:

Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, ift_community_Igloolik, traditional songs (pisiq)

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

18 March 2012

4469 views

Paul Apak Angilirq (1954-1998) was vice-president and co-founder of Isuma. Apak began his career in 1978 as a trainee in Canada's Inukshuk Project, the first project to train indigenous TV producers in remote communities.

Year of Production: 2009

Country: Canada

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Duration:

29m 31s

Tagged:

Apak, genealogy, IBC, ift_community_Igloolik, Paul Apak, qitdlassuaq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

About

IsumaTV's picture

by IsumaTV

06 December 2010

5810 views

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:

52m 34s

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

About

Stéphane Rituit's picture

by Stéphane Rituit

16 November 2010

5806 views

Mitiarjuk: femme inuit du Québec arctique.

Film 16mm couleur avec son synchrone, 1977, tourné à Kangirsujuaq-Wakeham dans le Québec arctique, pour l'émission "femmes d'aujourd'hui" de Radio-Canada.

Mitiarjuk est une femme-écrivain et notre principale informatrice dans ce village.

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Duration:

53m 58s

Tagged:

anthropology, bernard saladin

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Kangirsujuaq, QC Canada

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

19 November 2009

4058 views

Filmmaker: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.isuma.tv/arnait or www.isuma.ca

Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions

Year of Production: 1996

Distributor Information:

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Duration:

37m 5s

Tagged:

anthropology; dreams; manniq (eggs), ift_community_Igloolik

Languages:

English

Location:

Canada