Nanook of the North

A French-American documentary film by Robert Flaherty, 1922, 79min, silent film.

Nanook of the North is one of the very first feature-length documentary films screened in movie theatres and probably the most famous. This is the story of the daily life of Nanook and his family. The film shows how live this Inuk family from the region of Port Harrisson, along the East Cost of Hudson Bay in Canada (the Canadian Arctic). We follow the building of an igloo, the visit to the trade post of the white man, the hunting of the walrus… The film was shot from August 1920 and August 1921.

Free admission!

  • January 5, 2017 · 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Soiree