Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Canada | Inuktitut | 2014
Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec.
Produced by Kingulliit Productions.
Length: 45 minutes
Language: Inuktitut & Cree (English subtitles)
Tagged:Cree, downloadable, Great Whale River, Inuit, Inuit Amalu Adlait Isumagijuniqatiginiiq, Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Kanajuq (fish), kuujjuarapik, peace, reconciliation, war, Whapmagootsui
Location:Canada, Great Whale River, Quebec
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
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
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
“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
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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
Location:Igloolik, NU, Canada
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.
Tagged:alcohol, Arctic, Canadian Inuit, family violence, IBC, ift_community_Igloolik, inuit broadcasting corporation, Nunavut, spousal abuse
Location:Iqaluit, NU, Canada
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
DURATION: 52 min.
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)
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.
Tagged:abandonment, adoption, ancestors, Arnait Video Productions, ift_community_Igloolik, manniq (eggs), pisiq (traditional song), siku (sea ice)
Location:Baffin Island, NU, Canada
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
DURATION: 23 min
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar
Tagged:Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, Attagutaaluk, ift_community_OldIglulik, Rose Ukkumaluk, starvation
Location:Igloolik, NU, Canada
Program name: Tohaknaak
Producer: Cambridge Bay – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Host: Sarah Green
Location: Cambridge Bay
Public Meeting Host: James Kavana
Segment 1: Hunters and Trappers Association Public meeting in Cambridge Bay.
The film is documented in Inuinnaqtun.
Items of discussion: the meat plant, policies regarding wildlife.
Tagged:Arctic, arctic char, butchering meat, Canadian Inuit, caribou, fish net, Fisheries and Oceans, IBC, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, legends, Meat Plant, muskox, Netsilingmiut, Nunavut, polar bear, square dancing
Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change.
Tagged:climate change, downloadable, ift_community_Igloolik, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, inuit traditional knowledge
This second Isuma-Artcirq co-production by Igloolik youth is a story about a young Inuk who lost his love. Using alcohol to put reality and the past behind, the past keeps hunting him. When he loses control and beats up a man on the street he is sentenced to two months in an outpost camp, where a hunter is waiting for him.
Filmmaker: Bruce Haulli-Kenneth Rasmussen
Tagged:alcoholism, Artcirq, ift_community_Igloolik, outpost camp
Location:Keewatin Region, NU, Canada
Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)
Unikkaat Sivunittinnit: Messages from the Past
In 1992, Igloolik Isuma Productions produced a documentary film about traditional Inuit ajaja songs.
Produced by Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk when they were just starting their independent film company, Kunuk searched to better understand ajaja songs: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation.
Each elder remembers their own family’s ajaja songs and explains how they were created by poets taking their words from their life experiences. The process also allowed Kunuk to collect traditional music to publish a full album on CD and to use many of these tradition ajaja songs in his films over the next twenty years.
Listen free to a selection of these songs here
Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact VTape