In remembrance of the Inuit families relocated to the High Arctic in the 1950s
The Makivik Corporation and the NFB launch the Iqqaumavara site
Online as of May 9 at iqqaumavara.com
Launching May 9 at iqqaumavara.com, Iqqaumavara (I Remember), an original idea by Marquise Lepage and Martha Flaherty, explores one of the darkest and least-known pages of Canadian history: the Canadian government’s relocation of 19 Inuit families, including Martha Flaherty’s, from Quebec’s Far North to the High Arctic in the mid-1950s. Left to fend for themselves in the planet’s most inhospitable climate, they were forced to endure intense cold and hunger for years.
The trilingual (Inuktitut, French and English) website was produced by the Makivik Corporation in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and features short films, interviews, photos and archival documents. The goal of the site is to ensure that this human tragedy and its repercussions, which are still felt today, will not be forgotten.
Watch the trailer: