The Many Nanooks of the North


  • Roswitha Skare The Arctic University of Norway


Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North is one of the best-known documentaries of the silent era and has remained well-known throughout the world ever since its release in 1922. This study focuses on the different versions and editions of the film and the significant ways in which the different elements surrounding the film influence our perception. The article also describes the paratexts connected with Nanook and artistic project inspired by Flaherty’s film.


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Skare, R. (2017). The Many Nanooks of the North. Panoptikum, (17), 191–195. Pobrano z