Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha of the North (Short Version)

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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.

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Credits
  • writer
    Marquise Lepage
    Martha Flaherty
  • director of photography
    René Sioui Labelle
  • sound recordist
    Poasie Joamie
    Chantal Rhéaume
  • image editor
    Dominique Champagne
    Nancy Gendron
  • 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
  • researcher
    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
  • mixer
    Luc Boudrias
    Hans Laitres
  • producer
    Marcel Simard
  • associate producer
    Johanne Bergeron
    Yves Bisaillon
  • executive producer
    Monique Simard
  • director
    Marquise Lepage

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