Suddenly A Stranger Appears

Nanook of the North

Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Cast: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo
USA, France, 1922, 78', DCP, siyah-beyaz / b&w
No dialogue

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. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history.

This program’s screenings and events are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.


Past Screening
11 October Friday
Past Screening
10 November Sunday
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