The Last Days of Okak

This short documentary tells the story the once-thriving town of Okak, an Inuit settlement on the northern Labrador coast. Moravian missionaries evangelized the coast and encouraged the growth of Inuit settlements, but it was also a Moravian ship that brought the deadly Spanish influenza during the world epidemic of 1919. The Inuit of the area were decimated, and Okak was abandoned. Through diaries, old photos and interviews with survivors, this film relates the story of the epidemic and examines the relations between natives and missionaries.

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Générique du film

réalisateur
Anne Budgell
Nigel Markham
producteur
Kent Martin
scénario
Anne Budgell
photographie
Nigel Markham
montage
Nigel Markham
son
Jim Rillie
montage sonore
Eric Emery
narrateur
Waldo Scharwey
Fran Williams

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