Critical Writing Index

"Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner": Culture, History, and Politics in Inuit Media

by Shari Huhndorf

American Anthropologist, Dec. 2003, v. 105, no. 4, pp. 822-826

The author uses the popularity of the Zacharias Kunuk film Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner to examine Inuit-created media, with a specific focus on, arguably, the most active Inuit filmmaker Kunuk, and look at how the Inuit people's condition has changed with greater access to video technology, as well as how their storytelling has conformed to this new medium.

ITEM 2003.158 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Atanarjuat, the Fast RunnerZacharias Kunuk

Nanook of the NorthRobert Flaherty

From Inuk Point of ViewZacharias Kunuk

NunavutZacharias Kunuk

UnikaatuatiitZacharias Kunuk