Dog team

About

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

Norman Cohn's picture

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

About

Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

08 June 2012

4020 views

Emile Immaroitok with Bernard Saladin d'Anglure 1972, 10:01 ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Inuktitut and English, French sub-titles. Assembled into a trailer of Zacharias Kunuk videos filmed over years on the hunt and in Igloolik, editor Carol Kunnuk.

Bernard Saladin d’Anglure: So Immaroitok, you arrived at your camp at Steensby Inlet?

Emile Immaroitok: Yes.

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Duration:

10m 1s

Tagged:

baffinland community hearings, Emile Immaroitok, ift_community_OldIglulik, Igloolik Notre Terre, igloolimiut, inuktitut voices, My Father's Land, trailer

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

18 March 2012

4552 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

Carol Kunnuk's picture

by Carol Kunnuk

15 March 2012

3263 views

Full Master verson of the documentary film "Queen Of The Quest".

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Duration:

33m 54s

Tagged:

denise malliki, dog sled, dog team, dog team racing, nunavut quest

Languages:

Inuktitut

About

IsumaTV's picture

by IsumaTV

07 December 2010

8922 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:

53m 53s

Languages:

French Français

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

About

IsumaTV's picture

by IsumaTV

06 December 2010

5935 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

samcc's picture

by samcc

25 May 2009

4155 views

Episode about the dogs used in dogteaming.

Producer's Name: Paul Angilirq

Country: Canada

Region: Qimaivvik

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Duration:

19m 52s

Tagged:

Anu, dogs, Dogteam

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit, NU, Canada

About

Gabriela Gamez's picture

by Gabriela Gamez

04 February 2009

3560 views

Episode about dogteam racing.

Producer's Name: Zacharias Kunuk

Year of Production: 2009

Country: Canada

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Duration:

19m 50s

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Iqaluit, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

31 December 2008

21138 views

Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring.

Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                scroll for more info...

Content summary:

  • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
  • Dad being a role model
  • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
  • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
  • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk@isuma.ca; info@isuma.tv

Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

Year of Production: 1995

Distributor Information: Vtape

Country: Canada

Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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Duration:

28m 52s

Tagged:

Dogteam, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, raven

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada