Reel History: Silent Night – Nanook of the North (1922)

March 24, 2019 11:08 am Published by

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. Directed by Robert J. Flaherty.

Admission is free for CHS members and children and $3 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

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This post was written by Catherine McMahon