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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

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ARVIATTV's picture

by ARVIATTV

05 November 2015

2170 views

This video was filmed, produced and edited by Dylan Clark from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University: http://www.jamesford.ca/archives/4335

The Food is Belonging Event was hosted by TakingITGlobal and Arctic College as part of Global Dignity 2015 Celebrations.

 

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Duration:

3m 1s

Tagged:

art, arts education, canada, children, culture, global dignity, Human Rights, indigenous, Inuit, mcgill university, music, Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College, resilience, takingitglobal, university of guelph, youth

Location:

Nunavut

About

IBC admin's picture

by IBC admin

12 February 2015

1382 views

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.

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Duration:

29m 51s

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

Languages:

Inuinnaqtun

Location:

cambridge bay

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

23 November 2009

11027 views

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1993
DURATION: 10 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
CAST/PERFORMERS: Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective

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Duration:

10m 21s

Tagged:

Ajaja, arctic cotton (plants), Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, qulliq, seal oil lamp

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada

About

Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

19 November 2009

4284 views

Filmmaker: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.isuma.tv/arnait or www.isuma.ca

Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions

Year of Production: 1996

Distributor Information:

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Duration:

37m 5s

Tagged:

anthropology; dreams; manniq (eggs), ift_community_Igloolik

Languages:

English

Location:

Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

30 December 2008

12051 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 2. Igloolik, Spring 1945. Inuaraq's family finally arrives at Avaja to a warm welcome. Yet, many changes have taken place.

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Duration:

28m 50s

Tagged:

Nunavut (Our Land) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

03 December 2008

15971 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 9. Igloolik, Summer 1946. The distant sound of the atookatookatook ¼, the first gas engine to arrive in Igloolik, brings a surprise visitor to Qaisut, island of the walrus hunters. The Priest arrives to study Inuit life, to dig in the ancient ruins and to see the hunt.

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Duration:

28m 54s

Tagged:

Nunavut (Our Land) Series, priest, walrus hunters

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

29 November 2008

12358 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 13. Igloolik, Fall-Winter 1946. It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. For Inuit in 1946, Christmas is a strange mix of ritual, some from the old life and some from the new.

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

Arctic, Nunavut (Our Land) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

04 November 2008

5706 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:

28m 51s

Tagged:

alaska, Apak, boat, boats, Eskimo, IBC, Iñupiat, no subtitles, Paul Apak, Russia, Sireniki, Umiaq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

About

Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

04 October 2008

4941 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:

28m 51s

Tagged:

alaska, Apak, boat, boats, IBC, Iñupiat, no subtitles, Paul Apak, Russia, Sireniki, Umiaq, Yupiit

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada