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Author Evans, Michael Robert, 1959-

Title The fast runner : filming the legend of Atanarjuat / Michael Robert Evans
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 140 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Indigenous Films
Indigenous films.
Contents The context of the creation -- Seeing the unseen -- The people and the path of Isuma -- Isuma's motives -- The legend and its variants -- Reviews and awards -- Lifeways as context -- Local and global environments
Summary One of the most important Native films of all time, Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner tells a powerful and moving story about honor, betrayal, vengeance, and redemption. Set in the vast, visually stunning Arctic landscape, it was the first feature film written, directed, and acted entirely in Inuktitut, the language of Canada's Inuit people. Canada's top-grossing release of 2002, the film became an international phenomenon, receiving the prestigious Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival and earning rave reviews from every quarter, including Margaret Atwood ("like Homer with a video camera")
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Atanarjuat (Motion picture)
Ethnographic films -- Nunavut -- Igloolik.
Iglulik Eskimos -- Folklore.
Iglulik Eskimos -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803228414 (electronic bk.)
9780803228412 (electronic bk.)