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Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador

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The Moravians, an early Protestant group, founded missions on the Labrador coast in the eighteenth century. Serving as a buffer between Indigenous Peoples and the whalers, the Moravians laid the basis for a new society that blended traditional European and Inuit cultures. This film shows a year in the life of the Moravian mission of Nain, and describes some of the stresses the modern world has brought to this isolated Arctic community. Interviewed are a retired teacher, who came with the last European mission, and the first Indigenous Moravian minister. (Telecast in the Man Alive series under the title Band of Brethren.)

1983, 26 min 13 s