Ethical Issues in "Nanook of the North" and "Bowling for Columbine" The following brief paper looks at the ethical issues that arise in two films, Nanook of the North and Bowling for Columbine. In Nanook of the North, the ethical issue really comes down to whether or not a filmmaker should make up the histories of his subjects – no matter how sympathetic he may be or how aesthetically pleasing his work may be. In the Case of Bowling for Columbine, we have a story built around false information and this does raise an ethical question about how far a film-maker should go in making things up to get across his argument or viewpoint. Nanook of the North is a film that might inspire frustration in some circles because you have an instance in...The end:
.....f thing that needs to be rectified. Works Cited Bowling for Columbine. Dir. Michael Moore. Ed. Kurt Engfehr . Unite Artists, 2002. Cullen, David. “A little unfinished business on bowling and Columbine.” 16 Apr. 2005 http://blogs.salon.com/0001137/2005/04/16.html#a1561 Embrey , Julia. Defamiliarizing the aboriginal: cultural practices and decolonization in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. Leacock, Robert. “On working with Robert and Frances Flaherty.” Academic Film Archive of North America. 2011. 9 Apr. 2011 http://www.afana.org/leacockessays.htm Nanook of the North. Dir. Robert J. Flaherty. Perf . Allakarialak , Nyla , and Cunayou . 1921. Stern, Pamela. Historical Dictionary of the Inuit. Lanham, MD:Scarecrow Press, 2004.