Excerpt from Nanook of the North, 1922

    Robert Flaherty

    1921, 8:05

    Excerpt from Nanook of the North (1922). Robert Flaherty’s ground-breaking 1922 account of the lives of a family of Inuits in the Canadian Arctic has been criticized for lack of authenticity. Nonetheless, the film has left an indelible impression on the development of the nonfiction documentary genre.