Preview Slide for Nanook of the North, 1922
“A couple guests of the museum have mentioned how this film was created by a white male filmmaker and how this also relates to the film being staged. I'm intrigued and also disturbed how this type of documentary filmmaking others the subjects and creates a bizarre archeological point of view of a living community. Many documentary filmmakers now are contemplating what it means to document groups outside of one's communities and how important it is to make sure the community has a voice, be a part of the filmmaking process or be the director.” – Tiffany Joy Butler, Curatorial Assistant at Museum of the Moving Image
Tags: Film, Anthropology
The slide depicts a woman resting against a seated man. Both are dressed in fur. To the right of the image, the text reads, "Revillon Freres / Present / Nanook / of the / North / A story of life / and love in the / actual arctic. / Produced by / Robert J. Flaherty, / F.R.G.S."