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Across Arctic Ungava

1949 20 min
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This documentary follows four scientists and their Native guides into the unmapped wilderness of the Ungava Peninsula, in northern Quebec. Crossing this territory in large canoes, they collect samples of Arctic flora and rocks, take readings of soil temperature and record the correct bearings for rivers and lakes en route. The keen excitement of opening a new chapter in Canadian exploration is evident throughout the film.

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Across Arctic Ungava

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This documentary follows four scientists and their Native guides into the unmapped wilderness of the Ungava Peninsula, in northern Quebec. Crossing this territory in large canoes, they collect samples of Arctic flora and rocks, take readings of soil temperature and record the correct bearings for rivers and lakes en route. The keen excitement of opening a new chapter in Canadian exploration is evident throughout the film.
  • script
    Douglas Wilkinson
  • editing
    Douglas Wilkinson
  • cinematography
    Jean P. Michéa

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Education

Ages 9 to 17
How did expeditions such as this aid in teaching us more about our country? Identify some of the difficulties that the men encountered on their journey. Discuss the indicators that show this film was made over fifty years ago. This expedition was considered a success – explain why.
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