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)

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Credits

director

Robert Young

producer

Quentin Brown

production company

ONF | NFB

Duration

00:51:03:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1970

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