Martha of the North - DVD/Martha qui vient du froid - DVD
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
Martha of the
the story of a journey and a childhood spent in a new and unwelcoming land.
2008, 83 min
Also available in French
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