Atanarjuat, Zacharias Kunuk, 2001



The first ever Inuit film to receive a theatrical release, this is a recreation of the ancient Inuit legend of Atanarjuat - a classic quest story set in the Arctic at the dawn of the first millennium. Zacharias Kunuk's film was shot using digital cameras entirely on sea ice and utilised local cast and crew from the Inuit community of Igloolik.

Dir. Zacharias Kunuk
168 mins
PAL Region 2