Catalogue Number: 394839
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 1990
Running Time: 55
Closed Captions: Yes
Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North created the very genre of film documentary, with its documentation of Nanook the Inuit and the Eskimo traditions which were even then being threatened by the influences of whites. This program revisits the site of Flaherty’s filming, and learns that he staged much of what he filmed, sired children to whose future he paid no heed, and is himself now part of Inuit myth.
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