Iqqaumavara

In the early 1950s, a dozen Inuit families from Inukjuak were deported to Grise Fjord and Resolute Bay by the Canadian government. They were put aboard the C.D. Howe ship with the promise of a better life, abundant game and fish and the possibility of coming back. But instead, hunger, cold and the glacial winter night awaited them in the Arctic. Abandoned and left to survive under the harshest climate on the planet, they were cut off from their loved ones for decades. IQQAUMAVARA-I remember –  is an essential website about the history and memory of families touched by the relocation. Watch the trailer of the web site in production. IQQAUMAVARA is produced by Makivik and directed by Marquise Lepage (director of the movie Martha of the north).


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