Zacharias Kunuk op IFFR
Zacharias KUNUK (1957, Kapuivik near Igloolik) is a sculptor and film maker. In 1981, Kunuk sold three sculptures in Montreal and brought home to Igloolik the Arctic’s first video camera. He is president and co-founder of Igloolik Isuma Productions, Canada’s first Inuit-owned independent production company for which he has made several short films and documentaries. He won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2001 for his first feature film, Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner. Kunuk is currently completing his latest documentary, Kiviaq versus Canada.
Qaggiq/Gathering Place (1989, short), Nunaqpa/Going Inland (1991, short), Saputi/Fish Traps (1993, short), Nunavut/Our Land (1995, short series), Arviq!/Bowhead (1998, doc), Nipi/Voice (1999, doc), Nanugiurutiga/My First Bear (2000, doc), Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner (2001), Kunuk Family Reunion (2004), The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)