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Has anyone seen this film?

Asked by knittingandcanning (346points) October 1st, 2008

Nanook of the North. Is it good?

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It is in black and white and silent and, made in 1922. It is interesting for a film buff, a film maker or one interested in the history of movies.

“Nanook of the North (1922) is a silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuit Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, though Flaherty has been criticized for staging several sequences and thereby distorting the reality of his subjects’ lives

In 1989, this film was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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