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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 January 2016

1124 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

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by ARVIATTV

08 January 2016

1010 views

Learn how to make your own pizza pockets with fresh caribou meat in this delicious video from the Arviat Wellness Media Team!

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Duration:

8m 35s

Tagged:

aboriiginal, Arviat, caribou, children, country food, family, food security, health, healthy eating, indigenous, Inuit, nutrition, research, wild food, youth

Location:

Arviat Nunavut

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by ARVIATTV

22 December 2015

1405 views

Master of Public Health student Gregory Corosky discusses his initial findings from his research on "Investigating Experiences of Sexual Health Among Inuit Youth: A Public Health Study of an At-Risk Population in Canada."

About the Research:

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Duration:

4m 22s

Tagged:

Arviat, canada, female youth, health, Inuit, lgbtq, male youth, Nunavut, reproductive care, research, sexual health

Location:

arviat, Nunavut

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by ARVIATTV

22 December 2015

1801 views

An introduction to the Arviat Youth Art and Film initiative, developing arts-based sexual health interventions for Inuit youth in Arviat, Nunavut.

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Duration:

7m 18s

Tagged:

art, Arviat, canada, education, Film, interventions, Inuit, Nunavut, phac, public health, sexual health, youth

Location:

arviat, Nunavut

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by ARVIATTV

21 October 2015

1298 views

Ottawa, October 21, 2015 - Today, thousands of students across Canada joined 400,000 of their peers, in over 60 countries, in celebration of the international day to empower youth with dignity, Global Dignity Day.

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Duration:

1m 46s

Tagged:

ashley callingbull, children, dignity, First Nations, global dignity, Human Rights, Inuit, youth

Languages:

English

Location:

Ontario Canada, Ottawa

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by IBC admin

17 February 2015

5428 views

A Summer in the Life of Louisa

Director: Ann Hanson

Producers: Jerry Giberson and Debbie Brisebois

Camera: Carlos Fernand

Music: Del Carry

This is a powerful docu-drama about wife abuse (family violence) and breakdown of a couple’s relationship.

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Duration:

27m

Tagged:

alcohol, Arctic, Canadian Inuit, family violence, IBC, ift_community_Igloolik, inuit broadcasting corporation, Nunavut, spousal abuse

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit, NU, Canada

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by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

16 February 2015

5628 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

4856 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

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

13 February 2015

4846 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