Atanarjuat the Fast Runner


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"Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner" is an epic film made by and about the Inuit peoples of the Canadian arctic, telling a story of a crime that ruptures the trust within a closely knit group, and how justice is achieved and healing begins. Director Zacharias Kunuk and his writer, Paul Apak Angilin, collected oral versions of an Inuit legend from several elders, collated them into a story, submitted the story to the elders for suggestions and then filmed it as a collaborative expression.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Screenwriter: Paul Apak Angilirq
Cast: Natar Ungalaaq
Sylvia Ivalu
Peter Henry Arnatsiaq
Lucy Tulugarjuk
Madeline Ivalu
Pauloosie Qulitalik
Eugene Ipkarnak