Viewing of 'The Last Days of Okak' with Ms. Anne Budgell

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Join us (virtually) on November 12, 2020 for the viewing of the film 'The Last Days of Okak.' 

The film will be followed by a discussion monitored by Ms. Anne Budgell, co-director of 'The Last Days of Okak' and journalist who worked with CBC radio and television in Newfoundland and Labrador for over thirty years. 


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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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