SLIDING AROUND THE WORLD

NANOOK OF THE NORTH

NANOOK OF THE NORTH (1922) was Robert Flaherty’s first film, the story of life and love in the Arctic and a key work in the history of cinema and documentary film making. Hailed as a masterpiece when first released it became both a critical and commercial success. An exotic film which captures, through the sheer beauty of it’s images and the power of it’s storytelling, the spirit of the indigenous Inuit people.
Full of details of life, work and play and the peoples epic struggle to survive nature at it’s most harsh. A pioneering masterpiece and a major influence on the future of what would become called the ‘documentary’ style of film making.
The Arctic landscape of this film suggested a mostly slow ambient/electronic type
soundscape to me.