Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Directed by Inuit filmmaker Zacharius Kunuk, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is a three-hour adventure epic that takes place entirely in Igloolik, Nunavut. Based on a 1,000-year-old Inuit folk story, the Inuktitut-language film tells the story of a shaman’s curse and a love triangle that dooms an entire community. Atanarjuat depicts a northern way of life that many Canadians rarely get to see: villagers hunting, making their own clothes, and maintaining the light in their igloos, all against gorgeous Nunavut scenery. The film made enough of an impression that a group of Canadian filmmakers and critics declared it the greatest Canadian film of all time in 2015.