The White Dawn


1h 30m 1974

Brief Synopsis

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it but slowly the cultural tension starts growing.

Film Details

Also Known As
White Dawn
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1974

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Color
Color

Synopsis

Based on a true story that took place in the Canadian Arctic circa 1900. Three sailors, marooned on the ice cap, are taken in by a tribe of nomadic Eskimos.

Film Details

Also Known As
White Dawn
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1974

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Philip Kaufman Retrospective) October 19-26, 2000.

c Movielab

dialogue partly Eskimo

8069 feet

partly subtitled English

rtg BBFC AA

rtg MPAA R