Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

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Amazing movie made about Native people, by Native people. Most films about Native Americans are produced by White filmmakers and make Native people out to be one-dimensional characters like the primitive, unsophisticated, caveman-like Tontos, savage warriors, mysterious shamans and witch doctors, exotic native women, and mythological creatures of the past. This movie however, was produced by an all-native team and has no colonial filters, nor elements of white America. The characters are complex and human as they should be. The film tells the tale of an Inuit legend, while also being a love story. It is a beautiful view into Inuit life hundreds of years ago. Enjoy…

The Fast Runner

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