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.


Features designed specifically for teachers

Learn more   Already subscribed? Sign in.


Marquise Lepage
Martha Flaherty
director of photography
René Sioui Labelle
sound recordist
Poasie Joamie
Chantal Rhéaume
image editor
Dominique Champagne
Nancy Gendron
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
Marquise Lepage
Évangéline De Pas
Martha Flaherty
Julia Bennett
archives research
Évangéline De Pas
original music
Elisapie Isaac
sound engineer
Claude Beaugrand
foley artist
Lise Wedlock
Luc Boudrias
Hans Laitres
Marcel Simard
associate producer
Johanne Bergeron
Yves Bisaillon
executive producer
Monique Simard
Marquise Lepage


Discuss this film Please sign in to add your comment
Not a member ? Click here