Great North shows us unique ways of living that are perfectly adapted to extreme environments. Patience, a respect for nature’s lessons and the bonds of community are what’s needed. Inside their snow houses and tents, we watch the Inuit and Saami, who live on the roof of the world in Canada and Sweden, passing on what they know to their children, making sure their way of life will remain eternal. At the heart of their lives are the caribou and the reindeer whose remarkable journey reveals the majestic Arctic landscape.

Length: 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    May 2001
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Big Films Inc.

  • Produced By:
    Produced by Hydro Quebec in association with the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Imagica Corporation, Japan.
  • Executive Producer: Desiree Edmar, Steven Morris (co-executive producer), Andre Picard
  • Producer: Martin Dignard
  • Director:  Martin Dignard, Bill Reeve
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  George-Hebert Germain, David Homel
  • Cinematography: David De Volpi (DOP), Dominique Gentil (DOP), William Reeve (DOP)
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects: Pierre Couture
  • Music/Score:  Violaine Corradi
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Cultural Studies
  • Documentary
  • Nature



  • Grand Jury Prize, La Geode 6th Annual IMAX Film Festival, Paris, 2001
  • Jury Award, Long Beach International Film Festival, 2001

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