Pandemic – At the End of the World

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.

Director: Allan Code
Length: 13:23
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2020

Additional Info

Director Biography: Allan Code is a filmmaker who has been based in Northern Canada since 1971. As Executive Director of NahHO Productions, he produces works—including documentary series, features and shorts—that reflect traditional knowledge, science, natural history and northern stories with independence, authenticity and integrity.

Producer: Allan Code, Shirley Vercruysse
Writer: Allan Code
Cast: Randal Pokiak

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