The Long Exile

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When the film-maker Robert Flaherty quit the Arctic after making his 1922 hit movie Nanook of the North, he left behind an illegitimate son, Joseph Flaherty. Thirty years later, Joseph and his Inuit family were subject to a brutal exercise in social engineering by the Canadian government, which relocated them hundreds of miles north of their home on Hudson Bay to the Arctic wastes of Ellesmere Island. Impressively researched and beautifully written, this book tells their poignant story of courage, endurance and survival.

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The Long Exile

The Long Exile

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9780007157976     Product Code: 285163

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When the film-maker Robert Flaherty quit the Arctic after making his 1922 hit movie Nanook of the North, he left behind an illegitimate son, Joseph Flaherty. Thirty years later, Joseph and his Inuit family were subject to a brutal exercise in social engineering by the Canadian government, which relocated them hundreds of miles north of their home on Hudson Bay to the Arctic wastes of Ellesmere Island. Impressively researched and beautifully written, this book tells their poignant story of courage, endurance and survival.

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