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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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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

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

20 March 2012

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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

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

18 March 2012

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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

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Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

04 November 2011

2139 views

This project of inuuja is a great teaching tool for a workshop that involves our culture and to show the last three generations of the life we have lived and how it has changed, when there was little wood and metal available in inuit settlements, when most of the inuit still lived in sod houses and when only a few house where made.

This project of inujja is a great way to teach our youth and children.

All the inujja are made in different clothing that where tough by our mothers, to teach us how to measure and make the clothing, that has been passed on by our antcoistors and we use them for our clothing, this was the way they would teach the girls to know knowledge and survive in their environment, learning how to sew and make clothing and what were their responsibilities.

Inujjaa (inuit traditional dolls) that is made with small pieces of wood, bones and traditional clothing are the original inujjaa we would use, also the fur, bones and rock were the only one available for their toys.  The one who is making the original inujjaa is measuring the clothing that her mother had tought her.  This show a great way to learn and teach our culture. That is why I have decided to make the project of Inujjaa.

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Duration:

1m 52s

Tagged:

ift_community_OldIglulik

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, Nunavut

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by Carol Kunnuk

04 November 2011

1734 views

From my experience , I wanted to see and imagine what they where talking about , I have been working in films as a art director and it was challenging for me because I thought I knew my culture when I was growing up , but when I had to decide on a set ,it was hard to remember and I have forgotten a lot that are important and I needed to see in order to remember how it was made and how it was u

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Duration:

3m 35s

Tagged:

loss of culture

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

IGLOOLIK NUNAVUT

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by Carol Kunnuk

28 October 2011

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It was hard to get a new inujja because there was hardly any wood , when my father was making sled ( kamutti ) their would be small peaces and the wood was so breakable, my father made me one after he made the sled .

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Duration:

3m 4s

Tagged:

ift_community_OldIglulik, Inuuja

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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by Carol Kunnuk

28 October 2011

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I did not like small animals , my inujjaa would have fur from a caribou skin firom an antler ,that is why I never use any small animal fur . when my mother first made me a sheet for a caribou skin from an alter I was soo happy . but after words I was able to use leman fur because other girls had it

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Duration:

4m 5s

Tagged:

qulliq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

28 October 2011

1897 views

we use to play with inujjaa a lot , one day I visited a relative to play inujja with her and I was using my mothers kammiks ( boots ) , as usual my litter sister found me visiting, she took the kamiks with out telling me ( she starts to laugh ) because she know I was using my mother kammiks she brough them home .

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Duration:

3m 3s

Tagged:

Inuuja

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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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