The documentary series “Disappearing World” was originally broadcasted between 1970-1993. As an anthropological landmark of its time, the series tells the story of traditional communities endangered by the modern world’s progressions. The series stands as a historical document of daily life in remote and threatened societies, such as the Cuiva, Embera, and Panare Indians of Colombia, the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara, the Kurdish Dervishes, and the Meo of China. Click here to watch a playlist with most of the series’ episodes.

The following are episodes that feature the North:

Episodes Anthropologist Director Broadcast date
18. Inuits of Pond Inlet – The People’s Land Hugh Brody Michael Grigsby 12 January 1976
39. The Herders of Mongun-Taiga Caroline Humphrey John Sheppard 27 June 1989