Critical Writing Index

Cultures clash in mystical north

by Geoff Pevere

The Toronto Star, Sept. 7, 2006

A review on Zacharias Kunuk’s and Norman Cohn’s Inuit film, Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner). The film brings us into the Inuit culture through its narrative setting and the characters. We learn from the perspective of the people who have worked and survived on this forbidding landscape for generation and their system of spiritual beliefs. The review goes into detail in explaining the theme, settings and characters in the movie.

ITEM 2006.089 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)Zacharias Kunuk & Norman Cohn