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date: 18 June 2019

Flaherty, Robert J. (1884–1951) 

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
 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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