• Film Screenings

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

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Photo: courtesy of Isuma Productions

Director: Zacharias Kunuk

January 30
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street

5:30PM (160 min)


To complement the live performances, the PuSh Film Series are offered to the die-hard PuSh fan wishing for the Full festival experience:

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is Canada’s first feature-length fiction film written, produced, directed and acted by Inuit. An exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, a small island in the Canadian Arctic, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle between powerful natural and supernatural characters. For countless generations, Igloolik elders have kept the legend of Atanarjuat alive to teach young Inuit the danger of setting personal desire above the needs of the group.

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner gives audiences a more authentic view of Inuit culture and oral tradition than ever before, from the inside and through Inuit eyes. The film is part of the continuous oral history carried forward into the new millennium through the marriage of Inuit storytelling skills and new technology.

Paired with Nanook of the North.