Berlin to screen Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, the Cannes award winning film by Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk, is to get a special screening in Berlin on Feb. 8.

The screening of work by Kunuk and other Canadian directors will be part of the Berlinale’s NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema sidebar, featuring films from Oceania, Australia, North America and the Arctic.

Other Canadian titles include The Ballad of Crowfoot by Willie Dunn, a 1968 film about the legendary Chief Crowfoot and the fate of Canada’s First Peoples, and Colin Low‘s 1960 documentary Circle of the Sun, about the Kainai tribe’s sun dance ceremony.

Also booked into Berlin is Le rêve d’une mère (A Mother’s Dream) by Cherilyn Papatie, the 2007 documentary about a mother’s dream and nightmare, and Richard Cardinal – Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child, the 1986 documentary by Alanis Obomsawin.

The aboriginal film program will feature 24 short and feature-length fictional and documentary films.