The call of the far north

  • Completed

  • Direction

    Matthieu Maillet
  • Author

    Christophe Cousin
  • Production

  • Coproduction

    Arte France
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With Jack London’s stories in his pocket, our host Philippe Simay (Show me where you live) heads off to experience with his own body and senses a land known to be inhospitable to humans: Canada’s Far North. Over the course of his journey, he meets legendary local figures that one might think had disappeared from the landscape: gold miners, dog mushers, hunters, representatives of Canada’s First Nations, lumberjacks and other woodsmen. A stunning road movie, The Call of the Far North leads us to question humanity’s greed and our race to conquer ever more territory.

Picture  ©Chrystelle Houdry


    • Available versions

      French, English