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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

About

ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

10 July 2016

1748 views

JAHS graduates and role models for Inuit youth, Shelby Angalik and Innosar Issakiark from Arviat TV share their reflections on the 2016 Arviat Hope Walk.

The youth-organized event was conceived during the Arviat Youth Leadership Camp held July 1-8, 2016 with support from the Hamlet of Arviat, TakingITGlobal and the Samuel Family Foundation. 

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Duration:

2m 6s

Tagged:

anti-suicide, art, canada, community, hope, Inuit, Nunavut, suicide, values, youth

Location:

arviat, Nunavut

About

ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

09 July 2016

3009 views

Arviat Television's Ethan Tassiuk caught up with Innosar Issakiark for a musical break during the 2016 Arviat Youth Leadership Camp this July.

The camp, held July 1-8 saw more than a dozen highly-engaged young leaders developing their community development skills with support from the Hamlet of Arviat, TakingITGlobal and the Samuel Family Foundation. 

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Duration:

1m 59s

Tagged:

Arviat, canada, ethan tassiuk, innosar issakiark, music, Nunavut, takingitglobal, youth

Location:

arviat, Nunavut

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ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

17 March 2016

2580 views

In this presentation, Lindsay DuPre outlines the Connected North program with Cisco Canada and TakingITGlobal.

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Duration:

35m 8s

Tagged:

Arctic, arts, Arviat, canada, cisco, connected north, education, indigenous, Inuit, Iqaluit, Métis, norway, sami, technology, youth

Languages:

English

Location:

Norway

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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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IBC admin's picture

by IBC admin

31 May 2015

2367 views

Program name: Takuyuminaqtut
Producer: Jose Kusugak - Rankin Inlet - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Camera/Audio: Jose Kusugak, Cecil Sanertaner, Leo Subgut
Host: Jose Kusugak

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Duration:

28m 59s

Tagged:

accordian, Arctic, Canadian Inuit, Chinese exercise, concert, Eastern Arctic Teacher Education Program, EATEP, IBC, ICC, inuit broadcasting corporation, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, music, Nunavut

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, Ontario, Ottawa

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IBC admin's picture

by IBC admin

17 February 2015

5427 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

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

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

13 February 2015

4845 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

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

12 February 2015

16980 views

Charlie Pisuk is your uncle, your cousin, your brother-in-law. What do you have to say about him? Someone is listening.

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Duration:

17m 41s

Tagged:

actors, comedy, fiction, Igloolik, improvisation, politics, survey

Languages:

English

Location:

Igloolik