Thanks to the international success of Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat/The Fast Runner, the region of Nunavut, Canada has become known for its remarkable video-making culture. During the past 20 years, the Canadian Inuit of Nunavut have been especially active in creating a vibrant, autonomous and locally focused image culture. Kunuk is a leader of what has become a flowering of independent film-and-videomaking, shared through innovative uses of satellite and other broadcasting technology. This program of six video works curated by Jerry White, co-editor of North of Everything: English Canadian Cinema since 1980,serves as a survey of the cinema of the Far North. Included is an early documentary by Kunuk and a segment from Super Shamou, a popular television series about a children's superhero.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio,
2000 Native American Film and Video Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova,