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Nanook of the North is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty in the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, showing the struggles of Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic.

Movie Synopsis:

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada’s northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Nanook of the North
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio: Boying
  • Director: Robert J. Flaherty
  • Actors: Nyla
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: NA
  • Release Date: 1922-06-11
  • Vote Average: 7.2
  • Popularity: 3.389252
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: 7885726584
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: NA

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