March 26th, 2009

down south

Visual Essay: Inuit culture in The Last Airbender

Once again, we're presented with a case in which images are more eloquent than words.

The culture that Sokka and Katara hail from, the Water Tribe, is clearly modeled after real life Inuit cultures of the Arctic region. The Last Airbender's production designers obviously agree.

Here is a photograph of the film's set, from one of their locations in Greenland:



These are the Inuit skin tents that they're emulating:




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