Irish-born American Robert Flaherty is often regarded, along with Dziga Vertov, as the inventor of documentary cinema. His first film, NANOOK OF THE NORTH (1922), filmed among the Inuit, obtained worldwide success, as did his last, LOUISIANA STORY (1946). He is also a pioneer of what is called 'docufiction' or 'ethnofiction'.
After MOANA (1926), filmed in the Samoa Islands, Flaherty, misunderstood by producers, film circles and the public, made several commissioned films, but also a masterpiece: MAN OF ARAN (1934). These four films, despite a difficult career, were enough to establish the glory and the uniqueness of a genius filmmaker.
TWENTY-FOUR DOLLAR ISLAND
1925-1927 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 13' 14 / 55 €
distribution: Digital file on server
MOANA WITH SOUND - version sonore de 2014
1923 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 97' 47 / 275 €
distribution: Digital file on HDD