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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk

Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, this film deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot and acted by Inuit people, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch each other until one was unconscious, made love on the way to the caribou hunt, ate walrus meat and lit their igloos with seal-oil lamps.

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
2001, Canada, 172 minutes, R
Presented in Inuktitut with English subtitles

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

This June, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of films in honour of both Indigenous History and Pride Month. These films reflect on and examine themes of identity, resilience, intersectionality, community, and care from a wide range of Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ filmmakers. Throughout the month, the museum will host several screenings presented in partnership with Saskatoon community organizations that speak to their values and respective communities.

Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.

June 2, 2023 at 7:00PM