Northern Gold

2018 DURATION: 58x2 Northern Gold is a two- part documentary series that beautifully examines and explores the history and present-day context of northern mining communities as told through the lens of one small but integral mining town: Timmins, Ontario.Part one of Northern Gold dives into the early days of Timmins and the ways in which the town was founded and propelled into expansion through newly arrived immigrants from across the globe. We discover how those immigrants were faced with some of the harshest conditions imaginable - the prejudice of a cultural caste system and the physical demands of brutal labour- at the bottom of Northern mines. We dig deep into the ways this fed directly into both the burgeoning shadow business of high-grading and unionization. Mirroring the past, we’ll examine today’s Timmins, to uncover the ways in which newly arrived immigrants are facing fresh and unique challenges.

Northern Gold
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