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Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) and co-director Natar Ungalaaq collaborated on this Arctic epic inspired by John Ford's classic 1956 western of the same name. Set in Nunavut, circa 1913, the film sees Kuanana (Benjamin Kunuk) returning from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father's spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family. Stunningly shot, and hugely compelling throughout, it's a remarkable reimagining of Ford's film from an Indigenous perspective.
Canada - 2016 - 1h 33m
Directed By: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq
Written By: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk
Starring: Benjamin Kunuk, Karen Ivalu, Jonah Qunaq