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Nanook of the North 1922 Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North (1922) was the first feature length documentary film. It was shot in the Canadian arctic between August 1920 and March 1921. This highly acclaimed silent film was a world-wide box office hit. It showed an Inuk hunter and his family as they struggled to survive in the harsh conditions of the far north. Modern day documentarians tend to criticize Flaherty because many of the film's scenes sacrficed accuracy for dramatic effect. For example, Nanook and his fellow hunters are shown armed only with spears. In reality, by the 1920s the Inuk commonly hunted with firearms. Also 'Nanook' wasn't the central subject's real name and Nanook's 'wife' in the movie wasn't his wife at all.
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