Zacharias Kunuk
Name: Zacharias Kunuk
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 27, 1957
Age: 63
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Zacharias Kunuk

Zacharias Kunuk was born on November 27, 1957 in United States (63 years old). Zacharias Kunuk is a Director, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


His 2001 film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner was the first Canadian dramatic feature film produced entirely in the Inuktitut language.

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Before Fame

He carved and sold soapstone sculptures to be able to afford to go to movies as a child.


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Zacharias Kunuk was born in Kapuivik on Baffin Island in Canada. In 1966 he attended school in Igloolik. There he carved and sold soapstone sculptures to afford movie admissions. As his skill improved, he was able to buy cameras and photographed Inuit hunting scenes. When he heard about video cameras in 1981, he purchased a camera and the basic equipment to be able to teach himself how to create his own movies.


In 2002, Kunuk was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.


His second film, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, is a co-production with Denmark in which he is a co-writer and co-director with Norman Cohn. It premiered on September 7, 2006, as the opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival.


In July 2017 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, also known as simply the Academy), invited Kunuk to become a member. The Academy, which has almost 7,000 motion picture professionals as members, is known internationally for their annual Academy Awards, the Oscars. In 2017 they invited 774 new members to join.


In March 2019, Kunuk was made a member of the Order of Nunavut, the sole member of the Order's 2018 class.

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Currently, Zacharias Kunuk is 64 years, 0 months and 9 days old. Zacharias Kunuk will celebrate 65th birthday on a Sunday 27th of November 2022.

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