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Sun, 06 Mar


Malvern Theatres, Malvern

Nanook of the North (1922): South West Silents

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Nanook of the North (1922): South West Silents
Nanook of the North (1922): South West Silents

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06 Mar 2022, 19:00

Malvern Theatres, Malvern , Grange Rd, Great Malvern, Malvern WR14 3HB, UK

About the Event


Enormously popular since its original 1922 release and voted into the Top 10 of Sight & Sound’s Greatest Documentaries of All Time, Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North has been celebrated as one of the most beautiful films in the history of cinema.


Flaherty made his film of Eskimo (Inuit) life following six years as an Arctic explorer for the Canadian Northern Railway. Seizing upon the idea of structuring his movie around characters who re-enacted episodes of their lives and participated in the shaping of the film.


Flaherty was not trained as an anthropologist, but he wisely guides our discovery of the people and their activities and ninety years later, Nanook of the North remains as completely engaging as it was in 1922 and a huge influence on many ethnographic films that followed.


South West Silents and Borderlines 2022 are proud to present this recently new high definition version from Lobster Films, Paris which was originally sourced from Flaherty’s very own personal 35mm print. Live musical accompaniment by Meg Morley. 

Nanook of the North (1922)

Director: Robert J. Flaherty

USA / 79mins / PG

Live Piano Accompaniment: Meg Morley 

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