Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador

Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador

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The Moravians, an early Protestant group, founded missions on the Labrador coast in the 18th century. Serving as a buffer between the Indigenous 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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  • director
    Hubert Schuurman
  • photography
    Hubert Schuurman
  • producer
    Rex Tasker
  • executive producer
    Barry Cowling
  • script
    Amanda McConnell
    Hubert Schuurman
  • sound
    Herb Brown
    Arthur Irwin
  • editing
    Hubert Schuurman
    Rex Tasker
  • sound editing
    Sean Whalen
  • host
    Roy Bonisteel