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The Tenth Frontier - Volume 3

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Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador (1983) A sympathetic look at the work in Labrador of the Protestant Moravian sect and the nine Labrador communities they founded 200 years ago. The Moravians helped protect the Inuit from rapacious whalers, learned Inuktitut and brought schools and new skills to the North. (26 min.)

Last Days of Okak (1985) In 1918 the missionary ship Harmony sailed into the northern Labrador settlement of Okak, bringing supplies--and the influenza that had ravaged much of the world. Okak was reduced from a thriving settlement to a ghost town. A third of the town's inhabitants perished, and the rest relocated. This is the heart-wrenching story of the death of an entire community. (24 min.) Some graphic language. Please preview.

The Tenth Frontier is a 12-part series highlighting 50 years of NFB films from and about Newfoundland and Labrador. From touching personal stories, to portraits of public figures, to windows on ways of life now past, The Tenth Frontier is a treasure of historical films and fresh perspectives.

2000, 51 min 55 s

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