Nanook Of The North is a silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty, with elements of docudrama, at a time when the concept of separating films into documentary and drama did not yet exist.
In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk man named Nanook and his family in the Canadian Arctic. Some have criticized Flaherty for staging several sequences, but the film is generally viewed as standing “alone in its stark regard for the courage and ingenuity of its heroes.
In 1989, Nanook of the North 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”.
All films are on reel film Thursday evenings at 7:30PM at The WOMR Davis Space 494 Commercial st in Provincetown. A $5 suggested donation to help support WOMR in the off season. Free popcorn provided by The Provincetown Inn. Beer, Wine, and soda will be available for donation too. Musical Accompaniment by Dinah Mellin and Friends