North Country is a powerful film! It is moving and stirs many emotions for those in the audience. Like feeling ashamed to be a white man when watching Mississippi Burning because of all of the unnecessary abuse and cruel treatment blacks faced in our country, North Country made me feel ashamed to be a male. It is so hard for me to understand this kind of mistreatment.
The film reminded me of the line “the truth will set you free” from the Bible. So many people lived in fear and misery because the people at the mine would not face the truth about what was going on. Niki Caro does a marvelous job painting the picture of how harmful sexual harassment can be. I believe this film will be up for several Academy Awards.
Now with all that said, North Country is NOT a family film. The language while not being gratuitous is certainly graphically strong and would not be at all appropriate for kids.