Nanook of the North (1922) – How to build an igloo

The actual movie, “Nanook of the North,” is terrific, but the part about the igloo building is fantastic, especially the part where he installs a solar-powered window.

Published on Feb 11, 2013 by cosmoduende

Film: Nanook of the North
Year: 1922
Genre: Documentary
Director: Robert J. Flaherty

In this silent-film predecessor to the modern documentary, filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit Eskimos living in the Arctic Circle. How to build an igloo scene.

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