Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty (1922)

49min
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Review

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Sponsored by furriers Revillon Frères, shot in the frozen wastes of Hudson Bay and re-edited in 1948 with commentary and music added, this remains a historic, ground-breaking work by the great pioneering documentarist Robert Flaherty. According his subject matter the dignity it deserves, Flaherty recorded, with insight and touches of humour, the life of Inuit Nanook, his wife Nyla and their family and their harsh daily struggle for survival. A truthful, unembellished account of Inuit life - building an igloo, capturing a seal, fishing in ice for food, trading furs in the summer - the film looks undeniably primitive by today's standards, but present-day documentarists owe it a debt.

Summary

Robert Flaherty made this wonderful film of Eskimo (Inuit) life and the harsh living environments and survival practices in Canada's Quebec region. This edition is mastered in high definition with a lovely orchestral score composed, compiled and conducted by Timothy Brock. This edition is mastered in high definition with a lovely orchestral score composed, compiled and conducted by Timothy Brock.

Cast & Crew

Director Robert Flaherty

Other Information

Black and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd