Zacharias Kunuk

Over 20 years ago, Zacharias Kunuk brought home to Igloolik the Arctic’s first video camera from the sale of his carvings. Since then, he has directed and produced almost 30 documentary and dramatic films. His most recent, Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner, is the internationally acclaimed recipient of over a dozen major awards. Zacharias Kunuk is also president and co-founder of Igloolik Isuma Productions, Inc, Canada’s first Inuit-owned independent production company, preserving and enhancing Inuit culture, and dedicated to creating a professional Inuit style of community-based media production.