Journal Entry #1 - TyYonna Kitchen JOURN125 Journal Entry#1 The main point of the film was supposed to be a look into Inuit life before they became a

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TyYonna Kitchen 4/16/2017 JOURN125 Journal Entry #1 The main point of the film was supposed to be a look into Inuit life before they became a modernized people. People like Flaherty would even say that the film captured them before they become civilized, while they were savages that ate raw meat and did not know what vinyl records were. I believe that some of the text mislead viewers. During the walrus scene one of the text slides referred to the walrus as being “helpless”. I am not saying that the walrus had much of a choice in its death, but using a term like “helpless” infers that Nanook and the other men were savages of sorts that were torturing the creature. However, in “Taxidermy and Romantic Ethnography” the author points out that the men were scared for their lives while shooting this scene. Flaherty refused to help them, but the Inuit men were the monstrous savages. The main point of this film was pointed at one audience, opening it to a huge weakness.
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