Pandemic - At the End of the World

Pandemic - At the End of the World

| 13 min

The Covid pandemic strikes a tragically familiar chord for the Inuvialuit of the Mackenzie River Delta. In the early 19th century John Franklin and his crew infected their ancestors with deadly smallpox. Other devastating epidemics would follow. Historian Randal Pokiak returns to the ancient site of Kitigaaruk, a community abandoned after the great flu epidemic of 1918, to deliver a vivid cautionary tale.

Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here .

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Credits
  • participant
    Randal Pokiak
  • writer
    Allan Code
    Angela Code
  • director
    Allan Code
  • producer
    Allan Code
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • editor
    Mike Fuller
  • music
    Matthew Lien
  • sound design
    Matthew Lien
  • story editor
    Mike Fuller
  • camera operator
    David Stewart
    Mike Code
  • graphic design
    Gordon Loverin
  • production coordinator
    Nicolas Ayerbe Barona
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • researcher
    Caroline Coutts
  • marketing manager
    Johanna Lessard
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • colourist
    David Tomiak
  • re-recording mixer
    Matthew Lien
  • executive producer
    Allan Code
    Shirley Vercruysse