Originally produced in 1922 as a silent motion picture.
Based on the book: My Eskimo friends / by Robert Flaherty.
Digital transfer, remastered at the visually correct speed ; orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock ; excerpts from the 1958 documentary: Flaherty and film : Mrs. Frances Flaherty remembers Nanook of the North (8 min.) ; stills gallery of Flaherty's life in the Arctic.
Music composed, compiled and conducted by Timothy Brock.
Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs.