Qaqa Vinik (C'etait une Montagne)*

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Qaqa Vinik (C'etait une Montagne)*

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 28 min ----- vhs
  • (Produced by Transports Quebec) Documents the building of airstrips for eleven Inuit villages in the vast northern reaches of Quebec where the majority of settlements have remained remote and isolated. The project has involved anthropologists and many other specialists in a complex process, balancing local Inuit traditions and needs, as well as environmental concerns. Complicating the actual clearing and leveling of land was the mountainous terrain, the problems posed by running groundwater (in summer) and ice (in winter), the migration patterns of wildlife, location of burial and other sacred grounds, and the scarcity of gravel or sand needed for the airstrips. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (In French without English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Canadian Studies, Engineering, Romance Languages and Literature, Transportation)