Martha of the North/Martha Qui Vient Du Froid is a feature length film produced for the National Film Board of Canada about the history of the Canadian Government's forced relocation plan for the Inuit. Spurred on by the need to extend Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic, the plan to relocate a few Inuit families from northern Quebec in the 1950s was hatched and implemented. Martha Flaherty, granddaughter of the filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty, wrote this account and tells this powerful narrative of the Inuit and their forced relocation from Inukjuak to Grise Fiord. At the age of 5, Martha and her family began their struggle to make a living from a barren wasteland that was the High Arctic. Faced with unfamiliar geography, lack of equipment and skills, and few supplies the families the film outlines the devastating effects this deportation had on her family. Flaherty has been active in seeking justice for the Inuit on this issue and others and this moving film explores her personal journey and reveals the truth about this dark side of Canada's sovereignty.
It is available for home use only.
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