Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North (1922)

A story of life and love in the actual Arctic.

  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Release Date: 1922-06-11
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 288 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: Les Frères Revillon
  • Production Country: United States of America, France
  • Director: Robert Flaherty
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This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful subjects survive in such a harsh climate, revealing how they construct their igloo homes and find food by hunting and fishing. The film also captures the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North, far removed from conventional civilization.

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  • Allakariallak

    as Nanook
  • Alice Nevalinga

    as Nanook's Wife - the Smiling One
  • Cunayou

    as Cunayou - Nanook's Daughter
  • Allegoo

    as Allegoo - Nanook's Son
  • Allee

    as Allee - Nanook's Son
  • Berry Kroeger

    as Narrator (1939 Re-release) (uncredited)
Production Robert Flaherty Producer
Editing Robert Flaherty Editor
Directing Robert Flaherty Director
Camera Robert Flaherty Director of Photography
Editing Charles Gelb Editor
Sound Timothy Brock Original Music Composer
Sound Timothy Brock Conductor
Writing Frances H. Flaherty Idea
Writing Robert Flaherty Writer
Production Thierry Mallett Executive Producer
Production John Révillon Executive Producer