University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Karim M. Tiro

Film & Culture

Northern Exposure: The Fast Runner Offers a Native Perspective

By: Karim M. Tiro

In 1922, director Robert Flah­erty produced the first docu­mentary film, a movie called Nanook of the North. It was so successful that even if you’ve never seen Nanook, you’ve probably encountered a nugget of informa­tion it helped put into wide circula­tion: that the Inuit express affection by rubbing their noses. In the summer of 2002, […]