Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North
Nanook of the North




79 minutes


Documentary, Silent



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Regarded as a milestone in cinema history, this was the first full-length documentary to win worldwide popularity and acclaim. American filmmaker Robert Joseph Flaherty had trained a single camera on an Inuit man called Nanook. Camping out in 1922 in a sub-arctic out-post of Canada, Flaherty recorded dazzling shots of Nanook's eternal wrestle with the unforgiving elements. After finishing this silent film, Flaherty noted that ''these people, with less resources than any other people on earth, are the happiest I have ever met.''


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