Robert Joseph Flaherty

(1884—1951) film director

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Pioneer US director of documentary films. In Canada, he made Nanook of the North (1922) about Inuit life, followed by Moana (1926), an idyllic treatment of Samoa. Other major films include Industrial Britain (1932) and Louisiana Story (1948).


Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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