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Hebron Relocation

Le déplacement de Hebron
Holly Andersen
2023 | 15 min
Original English version, Inuktitut and French subtitles

Awards and Festivals

  • Official Selection - Thematic Section: HabiterFestival REGARD 2024

  • Official Selection Belleville Downtown DocFest, Canada (2024)

  • Official Selection Available Light Film Festival, Yukon (2024)

  • Official Selection International Festival of Winter Cinema, Edmonton (2024)

  • Official Selection Spirit Song Festival, St. John’s (2024)

  • Official Selection Hot Docs Festival, Canada (2023)

  • Official SelectionSt. John's International Women's Film Festival (2023)

  • Official Selection Atlantic International Film Festival (AIFF), Canada (2023)







Still healing from the trauma

Connected to the Story

My Grandmother


Dilapidated and abandoned Hebron building. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Women waving during Hebron relocation process, 1959. Photo credit: Hettasch collection

Holly Andersen and Jessica Winters in front of Holly's house. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Aerial shot of Hebron church and abandoned buildings. Photo credit: Birds Eye Inc.

Former Hebron resident Lena Onalik. Photo credit: James Andersen collection Nunatsiavut Government.

Moravian Mission flag flies off the Hebron Coast. Photo credit: Richard Finnie Estate

Holly Andersen and Jessica Winters overlook landscape in Makkovik. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Holly Andersen in a Hopedale church. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Holly Andersen and Gus Semigak in Hopedale. Photo credit: Image from the film - Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada, 2022.


Holly Andersen

Photo : Courtesy

Latonia Hartery

Photo : Glen Whiffen

Kat Baulu


Rohan Fernando
Producer and Executive Producer

Photo : ©2021 Meghan Tansey Whitton

Annette Clarke
Executive Producer

Photo : Dave Howells


Written and Directed by
Holly Andersen

The Communities of Makkovik and Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Director of Photography
Nigel Markham

Justin Simms

Sound Editor
Paul Steffler

Original Music by
Duane Andrews

Narration by
Holly Andersen

Production Manager
Jessica Winters

Production Assistant
Danielle Pottle

Interview Collaborators
Jessica Winters
Janine Lightfoot
Gustav Semigak

Elders Speaking in Archives (In Order of Appearance)
Peter Imak
Sabina Nochasak
Verona Ittulak

Sound Recordist
Michelle Lacour

Director of Photography (Trainee)
Holly Andersen

Drone Footage
Bird’s Eye Incorporated

Courtney Montour
Alanis Obomsawin
Nigel Markham

Cultural Consultants
Joan Andersen
Heather Igloliorte

Holly Andersen

Inuktitut Translation
Katie Winters

Inuktitut Language Advisor
Solomon Semigak

Additional Music
“God Be With You”
(Benedictory Hymn)

Music Composed by
William G. Tomer

Performed by
Duane Andrews

Archives Courtesy of
Joseph Townley Collection, Labrador Campus, Memorial University
James Robert Andersen Collection, Nunatsiavut Government
Hettasch Family Collection, Labrador Campus, Memorial University
Hettasch Labrador in the 60s, Labrador Campus, Memorial University
Forever in Our Hearts, Okâlakatiget Society
Richard Finnie Estate
Library and Archives Canada
National Film Board of Canada
Hannie Hettasch Fitzgerald
Nigel Markham
Janine Lightfoot
Tom Gordon

With gratitude to the Communities of Makkovik and Hopedale, Labrador who made this film possible and:
Joan Andersen
Gemma Pottle
Barry Andersen
Nellie Winters
Hotel Makkovik
Amaguk Hotel
David Igloliorte
Dawn Winters
John Lucy
Carol Gear
Arlene Ikkusek
Sarah Abel
Lena Onalik
Belinda Webb
Okâlakatiget Society
Government of Nunatsiavut

Thank You
Jessica Winters
Janine Lightfoot
Clara Ford
Gustav Semigak
TJ Lightfoot
Carol Brice-Bennet
Hannie Hettasch Fitzgerald
Mark Turner
Chelsee Arbour
Morgen Mills
Tom Gordon
Aaron Elliott
PAL Airlines
Selma Slade
Michelle Van Beusekom
Kelly Davis
Glenn Gear
Heather Campbell
Ossie Michelin
Jennie Williams

A Special Thanks To
Tony Andersen
Mary B. Andersen
Megan Andersen
Gary Andersen
Marilyn Faulkner
Carabeth Faulkner
Genevieve Faulkner
Tyler Evans
Leah Evans

Production Supervisor
Roz Power

Technical Coordinators
Daniel Lord
Christopher MacIntosh

Colourist and On-line Editor
Steve Cook

Re-Recording Mixer
Harvey Hyslop

Foley and Narration Engineer
Matthew Thomson

Foley Artist
Hilary Thomson

Assistant Editor
Aaron Elliott

Production Coordinator
Yanis Ait Mohamed

Senior Production Coordinators
Cheryl Murgatroyd
Anna MacLean
Sarah MacLeod

Studio Administrator
Leslie Anne Poyntz

Marketing Manager
Jamie Hammond

Marketing Coordinator
Julie Fortin

Osas Eweka-Smith

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis
Dominique Aubry

Associate Producer (In Development)
Stephen Agluvak Puskas

Production Assistant (In Development)
Marian Rebeiro

Associate Producer
Jayde Tynes

Latonia Hartery
Kat Baulu
Rohan Fernando

Executive Producers, Quebec and Atlantic Studio
Annette Clarke
Rohan Fernando

Developed with the participation of the NLFDC and LJH Films
Part of the LABRADOR DOC PROJECT shorts series
© 2023 A National Film Board of Canada production

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