Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Nanook of the North
  • Film
  • 3/12/2009
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence Public Library
Event Description
This collaborative program pairs film screenings at the Spencer with book discussions sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library. In conjunction with the exhibition Climate Change at the Poles, the Library has created a book discussion group on the subject, and the Spencer has assembled a series of films with storylines or themes similar to those found in the literature. A book discussion precedes each screening. To register for the Book Discussion group, contact Maria Butler at (785) 843-3833 ext.123 or email mbutler@lawrence.lib.ks.us

This classic film by documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Inuit hunter and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay region. Without the use of dialogue, this piece describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology (1922, director Robert Flaherty, 79 minutes)