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date: 18 June 2019

Flaherty, Robert J. (1884–1951) 

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
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 Market House Books Market House Books

US film director, who is often referred to as the father of documentary film-making.Flaherty was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the son of a miner, with whom he explored much of the wilderness of Canada. Flaherty's desire to share what he had seen of the remote peoples of the north began when as a young man he led expeditions into sub-Arctic Canada and carried out surveys of the Hudson Bay area. He made his first and best-known film, ... ...

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