Nanook of the North

High Arctic Film Weekend

3-4 December 2011

Free Entry with High Arctic Exhibition Ticket

Location: National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre and Seminar Room

This film weekend will feature documentaries, feature films and rare archival screenings exposing different representations of the Arctic over the past century. Screenings will be interspersed with Q&A discussions and talks exploring our fascination with the Arctic and our desire to explore it, current issues, climate impacts and how visual representations and tales from the frozen North have fed our imaginations over the century.

Curated by Cape Farewell in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute, BFI National Archive and Canadian High Commission.

The programme includes:

  • Nanook of the North. Written, directed and photographed by Robert Flaherty, 1922
  • Atanarjuat – The Fast Runner. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk. Igloolik Isuma Productions 2000
  • Extracts from the Netsilik Eskimo Series. Directed by Quentin Brown. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, 1967
  • Qapirangajuq - Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro. Igloolik Isuma Productions 2010
  • Rare footage from the BFI National Archive and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) film archive
  • Special Preview: BBC Frozen Planet programme 7 - On Thin Ice. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough
  • Art from a Changing Arctic. Directed by David Hinton, Produced by David Buckland/Cape Farewell 2006

High Arctic exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
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