The Eskimo: fight for life

Canada, 1970

Film
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An authentic record of the life of the Netsilik Inuit of the Pelly Bay region of the Canadian Arctic during their last migratory camp. It shows the old Inuit culture, the communal life of the seal hunters and their families, their complete adaptation to the environment. This film was produced, with commentary from footage brought out of the Arctic by anthropologists. (Award: New York)

Credits

director

Robert Young

producer

Quentin Brown

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:51:03:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33851

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Arctic Coast (Canada)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Arctic regions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eskimos - Hunting

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eskimos - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indigenous peoples - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indigenous peoples - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Inuit - Canada, Northern - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Netsilik Eskimos

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Anthropology

Places → Arctic Coast (Canada)

Places → Arctic regions

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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