Critical Writing Index

Isuma: Inuit Video Art by Michael Robert Evans, and: The Fast Runner: Filming the Legend of Atanarjuat by Michael Robert Evans (review)

by Kristin G. Congdon

Journal of American Folklore, Summer 2013, v. 126, pp. 337-338

A review of Michael Robert Evans' book, Isuma: Inuit Video Art and The Fast Runner: Filming the Legend of Atanarjuat. Evans demonstrates how Inuit filmmakers have maintained control over their work, as well as how they have incorporated video art into the Igloolik folkloric process. The works in question reflect the flexibility of the stories told, adding elements and exploring various themes, while highlighting Inuit traditions. Evans seeks to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation for the groundbreaking film, Atanarjuat and rethinks the connections between folklore and technology.

ITEM 2013.086 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Paul Apak

Norman Cohn

Pauloosie Qulitalik

Atanarjuat: the Fast RunnerZacharis Kunuk