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Inuit All Along


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/inuit_all_along_20020614

Call him Norman of the North -- or the Wandering Jew. That's the best way to explain how cinematographer Norman Cohn of Washington Heights, N.Y., moved to the Canadian Arctic and shot the first Inuit-language feature film. He was the only non-Inuit to work on Zacharius Kunuk's "The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)," based on an ancient epic about a community torn apart by jealousy. The haunting film won a top 2001 Cannes prize and was deemed a "masterpiece" by The New York Times.

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