The White Dawn
Separated from their Arctic hunting party, three men (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms and Louis Gossett Jr.) are saved from the bitter cold by Inuit natives. The newcomers introduce the tribe to the vices of civilized society — alcohol, womanizing, gambling and theft. At first intrigued, the natives soon realize their guests are corrupting their village. The film was shot in the Artic and maintains true Eskimo dialects for an authentic feel.
This movie is about a whale hunting expedition that turns bad and leaves several men stranded on Baffin Island in the Arctic Archipelago. The veteran actor Warren Oates heads up the actors and the story focuses on the Eskimos who at first embrace the stranded travelers, and do such things as allowing them to sleep with their wives. As time passes, they form a kind of brotherhood. However, the Eskimos begin to dislike certain things about the travelers and the question soon becomes: who is corrupting who?
It is regrettable for our Dove viewers that this film includes some graphic killing scenes of both animals and people, in addition to strong language, nudity, and the use of voodoo. We cannot recommend it for family viewing and are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the film.