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      The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

      2006 1h 52m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 75% Audience Score 500+ Ratings European explorers change the lives of an Inuit community while exploring the Arctic in 1922. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Keith Uhlich Slant Magazine Pushes forward, deeper and deeper among the ruins of a culture cast fatally adrift by modernization. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 4, 2006 Full Review Geoff Pevere Toronto Star While the Europeans are compelled to share some of their own songs, beliefs and personal history, it's the telling of the Inuit stories that compels much of the movie. Rated: 3/4 Sep 29, 2006 Full Review Rick Groen Globe and Mail Watch as an entire social order collapses without a sound -- witness the seismic shift, hear the oblivious silence, and be moved. Rated: 3/4 Sep 23, 2006 Full Review Leo Goldsmith Not Coming to a Theater Near You A fascinating, multifaceted historiography and autoethnography, even if its story of cultural imperialism offers few new insights Oct 24, 2006 Full Review Daniel Kasman d+kaz. intelligent movie reviews Rated: C- Oct 9, 2006 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice The sad story of how shamanism and the ancient ways of the Inuit was replaced by Christianity and a hatred of the world in one community in 1922. Rated: 4/5 Oct 8, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member Yes, slow to start, however gives great insight to the experiences of aboriginal people dealing with the influences of European contact. Could apply to many indigenous cultures in any country, past and present. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member It is like a documentary rather than a movie. But i enjoyed watching it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I found this movie to be incredibly dull, and a huge disappointment since I absolutely loved Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. The pacing is too slow, and it really doesn't feel like anything happens throughout the course of the film. It also lacked a strong central character as I didn't feel particularly connected or engaged by anyone in the movie. The one good thing I can say is that it is beautifully shot, but that's about it. I wish this movie was so much better, but for me, it just wasn't. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Though there are a number of very effective moments, this doesn't work as well as the first feature. The artiness doesn't work at all and much of the film seems concerned with showing how these people live regardless of pacing. That said, it's still fascinating and the preacher is a pretty evil character, which is very effective. But it's nothing compared to the first movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful piece where poetry and reality converge perfect... I love when the shaman said to the white man "we believe happy people should not worry about hidden things" and "our spirits are offended if we think to much". Wow!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member If you are interested in Inuit culture, take this 2 hours slow journey, otherwise avoid it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis European explorers change the lives of an Inuit community while exploring the Arctic in 1922.
      Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
      Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 12, 2018
      1h 52m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital