ALTAR's first ethnographic film screening will be Robert Flaherty's classic "Nanook of the North". In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his Inuit family struggling to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay.

When Feb 26, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Room D3.054 (The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre)
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Nanook Poster

Screened with permission of the Australian National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra:

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We would like to follow up the Arctic location and list you here
two more interesting films about the Inuits and their environment:

An interesting story of an anthropologist who worked with the Netsilik Eskimo
people and US education system in 1960s-70s:

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) is a story of life and love as the one about
Nanook, but made by an Inuit filmmaker:


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