Arctic Screening: Nanook Taxi

We’ve all heard of ‘Nanook of the North’… But how many of you have seen Ed Folger’s 1977 masterpiece, Nanook Taxi..?

SUN 19th MARCH 2017 – 20:30 

Edinburgh Filmhouse
88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

£10/£8/£6.50 Entry – Tickets (Ticket Deal Available)

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Ed Folger, Canada/USA, 1977 (78min, English and Inuktitut with English subtitles) 

Starring: Joanasie Salamonie, Mickey Turqtuq, Kanayuk Salamonie, Elisapee Davidee.

The first dramatic feature produced in the Canadian North, this offbeat comedy follows Ningiuksiak (played by Inuk activist Joanasie Salomonie), who is obliged to travel to the big city of Frobisher Bay to work as a taxi driver. The rarely-seen directorial debut of filmmaking outsider Ed Folger (who had by then served as assistant to George Lucas, Elaine May and Hal Ashby, amongst others), Nanook Taxi is also a searing social indictment about the social difficulties and prejudices faced by Inuits in the 1970s. 

 

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[Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of BFI’s Film Audience Network.]

 

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