AJAs 2018 Finalists


Slug/Label Homeland
Date Aired or Published December 2018
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Deep
Name of Program:
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Location: Halifax
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Running time (TV/Radio):

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Homeland is a story that aims to reveal the intricacies of one of Canada’s most novel and important democratic experiments, as well as lay bare the extraordinary history that gave rise to it—and in many ways made it inevitable. It expands our notion of Atlantic Canada to include a northern landscape typically far from our regional imagination, and brings to light a completely unique and vital culture that exists within this part of the country, through the perspective of several of the region’s most fascinating citizens—including its president, whose life is presented as emblematic of the important facets of Labrador Inuit life in the past century. The two-part story is the culmination of a two-year reporting process, which involved more than 150 interviews with historians, government officials, policy experts, and Labrador Inuit, as well as an exhaustive immersion in the recorded history of northern Labrador—text, film, radio and more.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

In addition to hundreds of hours of interviews and writing, the story required a ten-day trip to Nain costing approximately $3,000.

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