Igloolik

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by Carol Kunnuk

14 April 2014

7940 views

In 2009, Rachel Uyarasuk, elder of the Inuit community of Igloolik (Nunavut), evokes the ancestors whose name she received at birth. She explains how this transmission ensured their return among the world of the living.

A film by Christin Merlhiot

France, 2014, 11 minutes, animation

Inuktitut with English & French subtitles

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Duration:

11m 25s

Tagged:

ancestors, Christin Merlhiot, ift_community_Igloolik, Igloolik, Inuit, naming, Rachel Uyarasuk, reincarnation

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada, Igloolik, Nunavut

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derekman88's picture

by derekman88

08 June 2012

2219 views

ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. Part 2, 4:32 June 4, 2012, Inuktitut, see also Part 1, see also Part 3, My Father's Land, Formal Intervention to NIRB Final Public Hearing, Mary River Project, (Oral Inuktitut) July 2012; Dr. Zacharias Kunuk film maker, hunter, grandfather talks about growing up and his introduction to films and film making and his Inuk Point of View on mining and development in his father's land.

 

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Duration:

4m 32s

Tagged:

animals, Baffinland, Igloolik, interview, Inuit, land, mining, NIRB, Zacharias Kunuk

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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derekman88's picture

by derekman88

30 May 2010

6853 views

The Artcirq Inuit Performance Collective 2009 Demo.

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Duration:

2m 18s

Tagged:

Artcirq Trailer, circus, Igloolik, Inuit, youth

Languages:

Inuktitut

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nbrusch's picture

by nbrusch

19 March 2010

4109 views

IsumaTV traveled to Igloolik, Nunavut (Canada) to test out IsumaTV, DIAMA and the new Inuit Culture Education site. We installed two servers in both, the Elementary and High School, to allow teachers and students to access the website at high-speed and interact with it.

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Duration:

4m 35s

Tagged:

diama, education, Igloolik, inuit culture, IsumaTV, kids, learning, student videos, students, youth

Languages:

English, Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Zacharias Kunuk

31 December 2009

179281 views

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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samcc's picture

by samcc

27 December 2016

399 views

In August 2016, The Journals of Knud Rassussen opened the Tillutarniit (pulses) film series in Montreal. Zach explains the motivations of making this film, details the historical context behind the story, as well as the research and filming process. 

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Duration:

6m 9s

Tagged:

Avva, film screenings, Igloolik, Inuit films, journals of knud rassmussen, Montreal, shaman, Tillutarniit, Zacharias Kunuk
  • Mont-Royal
  • My neighbourhood in Montreal
  • Let's have fun!
  • Ottawa Airport
  • Our stop over in Cape Dorset
  • Flying into the North
  • Finally in Igloolik
  • Ready for the outdoors
  • Walk
  • Icehockey
  • My friends
  • Isuma office
  • Zach and crew of the Searches in a meeting
  • Northern Store
  • Micheline, my wild driver
  • Micheline
  • By Zach's cabin
  • Land

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maia iotzova's picture

by maia iotzova

02 April 2016

989 views

 The story of my first trip to Igloolik in pictures.

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Tagged:

filmmaking, Igloolik, Inuit, Isuma, visit

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maia iotzova's picture

by maia iotzova

29 March 2016

471 views

 It is my second day in Igloolik, and I wondered down to the ice where the Easter Games were taking place. I filmed the snow golf, which is pretty funny and at times meditative.

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Duration:

7m 46s

Tagged:

2016, easter games, Igloolik, snow golf

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by clairelittoncohn

06 January 2016

420 views

Coming Home (Angirattut) outtakes -- produced by Zach Kunuk in Igloolik, 2013

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Duration:

48s

Tagged:

angirattut, coming home, ift_outtake, Igloolik, zach kunuk, Zacharias Kunuk

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by Zacharias Kunuk

04 January 2016

695 views

Coming Home (Angirattut) outtakes -- produced by Zach Kunuk in Igloolik, 2013

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Duration:

9m 31s

Tagged:

angirattut, coming home, ift_outtake, Igloolik, zach kunuk, Zacharias Kunuk