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Pandemic at the End of the World

Nov
4
@
12:00 pm
Available Online
Followed by Q&A with:
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Screened in
2020
at the
Director(s):
Allan Code
Runtime:
13:22
County of origin:
Canada

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.

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