Allakariallak – Inuit, actor, hunter

Allakariallak portrayed Nanook in the 1922 film “Nanook of The North”.

Although portrayed as a documentary, many of the scenes were staged. The two women playing the wives of Allakariallak, were actually the common law wives of the film’s director.

One year after Nanook was released, Allakariallak starved while hunting on the tundra. He became the world’s most recognizable Inuk.