The call of the far north

  • Direction

    Matthieu Maillet
  • Author

    Christophe Cousin
  • Production

  • Coproduction

    Arte France
  • Broadcaster

    Arte France, Usuhaïa TV


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

      VF / VA
    • Distributor

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka GALLIER et Erik TOLLU
    • Technical team

      A documentary directed by Matthieu Maillet Written by Christophe Cousin With Philippe Simay Original music - Ardag Basmadjian (Editions Cinétévé) Commentary said by Philippe Simay A co-production Cinétévé and Arte France With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée And Ushuaïa TV With the collaboration of TV5 Québec Canada With the support of Procirep and Angoa
    • International sales

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka GALLIER et Erik TOLLU
    • Music edition