Nanook of the North - A Live Soundtrack | University of Oxford

Nanook of the North - A Live Soundtrack

Speaker
Dead Rat Orchestra
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 22:00
Venue
The North Wall Theatre
South Parade
Oxford
OX2 7JN
Event type
Other
Event cost
£14 (Concessions £10)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

One of the UK's most innovative ensembles, melding heart-rending improvisation with gritty folk and roots music, Dead Rat Orchestra provide their own live soundtrack to the classic, controversial and possibly first ever, feature length documentary 'Nanook of the North'. Released in 1922, R.J.Flaherty's film proclaims to portray "love and life in the actual arctic", following the so-called daily trials of Inuit people on the edges of the Arctic circle. A film not without its controversies, following the performance, Professor Marcus Banks (University of Oxford) leads discussion into the film's complexity, examining Flaherty's romanticised construction of a "pre-industrialised" Inuit family, and other ethical issues of representation and identity, plus post film Q & A.