Told from the perspective of a young Cajun boy living on the bayou, this poetic and visually arresting film by director Robert J. Flaherty dramatizes the installation of an oil derrick and its effects on the surrounding land and its people. Newly restored, this Oscar-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece -- the last film by "father of the documentary" Flaherty -- has a much-deserved spot on the National Film Registry.
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Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
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English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; Letters Home feature (reading of cinematographer Richard Leacock's letters with images from the production); Flaherty and Film featurette; documentary excerpt from Hidden and Seeking; excerpt from Flaherty's The Land; "study film" commentary over opening sequence.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it