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The White Dawn ()

directed by Philip Kaufman
featuring Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett, Jr., Simonie Kopapik, Joanasie Salomonie, Akshooyooliak, Namonai Ashoona, Atcheelak, Higa Ipeelie, Oolipika Joamie, Meetook Mallee, Neelak, Seemee Nookiguak, Jacob Partridge, Sagiaktok, Aupalotak Simonee

Director Philip Kaufman took his production of Eskimo life to actual locations in the Arctic Circle, making it only the third film in history (after Nanook of the North and Eskimo) to shoot there. Kaufman also employs authentic Eskimo dialect in the film, which adds a heightened bit of realism. The story concerns three whalers -- Billy (Warren Oates), Daggett (Timothy Bottoms), and Portagee (Louis Gossett Jr.) -- who becomes stranded in the Arctic Circle and are rescued by a tribe of Eskimos. Living in the Eskimo village, ...

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