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Ed: In my eagerness to make a connection between the birth home of Navarana, the protagonist in the movie Vanishing Point, and the community where is located the Childrens’ Home featured in the movie Inuk, I mistakenly confused one Uummannaq for the other Uummannaq, two entirely different places. Thank you Kenn Harper for setting me (and readers of The Fan Hitch) straight...
From: Kenn Harper
Subject: RE: The September issue of The Fan Hitch
Date: October 29, 2013
To: Sue Hamilton
I wanted to draw to your attention one error in your otherwise excellent review of Vanishing Point.
Navarana was indeed born at Uummannaq, but it is not the large town of Uummannaq south of Melville Bay, to which you have a link. Rather it is the location known to the Polar Inuit as Uummannaq, the community from which the Polar Inuit were moved in 1953 (to Qaanaaq), at present-day Thule Air Base. The confusion arises because both locations have the same name - as do a number of other lesser-known locations. Uummannaq means "heart-shaped" or "resembles a heart." It is often used for mountains or hills of a certain shape. It is only the Thule Base location that is relevant to Navarana's life and to the Qillarsuaq story.
Kindest regards and keep up the good work.