Unitas Fratrum: The Moravians in Labrador

The Moravians, an early Protestant group, founded missions on the Labrador coast in the 18th 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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Film Credits

director
Hubert Schuurman
photography
Hubert Schuurman
producer
Rex Tasker
script
Amanda McConnell
Hubert Schuurman
sound
Herb Brown
Arthur Irwin
editing
Hubert Schuurman
Rex Tasker
sound editing
Sean Whalen
host
Roy Bonisteel

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