FREE TO ALL – First Come, First Serve
Country: Canada 2001
Language: Inuktitut with English subtitles
Runtime: 161 min
Rated: 14A with a sexually suggestive scene, violence and nudity
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Cast: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Synopsis: SCFS joins with Film Circuit’s Canada On Screen to offer this Canadian classic free to Sunshine Coast residents in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday. The first film ever made in the Inuktitut language, Atanarjuat tells a culturally accurate tale of love and revenge. Winner of 26 international awards, this powerful and challenging film was shot on location in the Canadian Arctic. Atanarjuat is not only a spellbinding story about an individual and his culture and community, but it’s also a landmark in Canadian film history. Happy Birthday, Canada.