Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Year of the Hunter: The Story of Nanook

As part of our First Nations unit we recently watched "Year of the Hunter: The Story of Nanook".  Filmed in the 1920's by Robert Flaherty, it is the very first documentary film ever made.  Set in Port Harrison (on the Eastern shore of Hudson Bay), it chronicles the life of an Inuit hunter and his family using diary excerpts, photographs and clips from "Nanook".  Although a bit slow moving, it is a delightful story both of traditional life in the Far North and the making of a documentary.

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