1) On page 305 of Rony's article, the author discusses the ways in which "genocide is made erotic" in the trading post scene of "Nanook of the North." What does this mean? Do you agree that this happens in representations of Indians, why are why not? Support your answer with visual examples from the two movies we have watched and our readings.
2) IMDB.com, a popular website for movie information, describes "Nanook of the North" in this way :
"Documents one year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit) and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. Nanook of the North was widely shown and praised as the first full-length, anthropological documentary in cinematographic history."
Using the articles to support your answer, do you feel it is correct to classify the film as a documentary? Why or why not? What are the possible implications, if there are any, of doing so in regards to attitudes towards Inuit people and Indians in general?