Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha was only 5 when she and her parents were lured away from their Inuit village. Along with a handful of other families, they were moved to Canada’s most northerly island, Ellesmere, to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic. They were told that game would be plentiful and life would be easy. Instead, they discovered that the islands of the Arctic are among the least hospitable to human life in the world. For years, they endured hunger and extreme cold. Deprived of the right to an education and a childhood, Martha had to help her family survive. Yet she proved as resilient as the other people from her community who appear in the film. Martha of the North is the story of a journey and a childhood spent in a new and unwelcoming land.

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.

CAMPUS

Features designed specifically for teachers. Learn more

Already subscribed? Sign in

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by (( height )) Reset
Credits
  • writer
    Marquise Lepage
    Martha Flaherty
  • voice over writing
    Marquise Lepage
  • director of photography
    René Sioui Labelle
  • sound recordist
    Poasie Joamie
    Chantal Rhéaume
  • image editor
    Dominique Champagne
    Nancy Gendron
  • assistant director
    Évangéline De Pas
  • still photographer
    Évangéline De Pas
  • participant
    Martha Flaherty
    Rynee Flaherty
    Mary Flaherty
    Peter Flaherty
    Larry Audlaluk
    John Amagoalik
    Dora Padluk
    Minnie Killiktee
    Myna Kiguktak
    Camille Lachance
    Pauline Akeeagok
    Rose Christensen
    Emily Kakkee
    Ashley Kalluk
    Rita Killiktee
    Samantha Killiktee
    Annie Mary
    Laurrie Noah
    Lydia Noah
    Jennifer Qaapik
  • guide
    Jimmie Qaapik
    Looty Pijamini
  • sculptor
    Looty Pijamini
  • researcher
    Marquise Lepage
    Évangéline De Pas
    Martha Flaherty
    Julia Bennett
  • archives research
    Évangéline De Pas
  • translation
    Martha Flaherty
    Poasie Joamie
    Annie Ningeok
    Erica Pomerance
    Lucie Tapardjuk
  • additional image editor
    Nancy Gendron
    Mirenda Ouellet
  • voice-over
    Elisapie Isaac
    Kathleen Fee
    Brett Waxon
  • original music
    Elisapie Isaac
  • musician
    Roger Miron
  • throat chant
    Pauline Akeeagok
    Martha Flaherty
  • online editor
    Claude Collins
  • computer graphics designer
    Dominic Audy
    Philippe Raymond
  • sound post-production coordinator
    Claude Beaugrand
  • sound engineer
    Claude Beaugrand
  • dialogue editor
    Francine Poirier
  • foley artist
    Lise Wedlock
  • mixer
    Luc Boudrias
    Hans Laitres
  • development director
    Stéphanie Verrier
  • administrator
    Sylvie Desrosiers
    Johanne Dubuc
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • production coordinator
    Christine Dugas
    Noreen Bélanger
    Catherine Lachance
  • line producer
    Isabelle Fortier
  • producer
    Marcel Simard
  • associate producer
    Johanne Bergeron
    Yves Bisaillon
  • executive producer
    Monique Simard
  • director
    Marquise Lepage