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Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB528797
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Rex Tasker, Barry Cowling
Directors:  Hubert Schuurman
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Religious Studies, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1983
Running Time:  26m 13s

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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 the Native people 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 Native Moravian minister. (Telecast in the Man Alive series under the title Band of Brethren.)

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