Télé-Québec aired the last part of a four-part documentary series about northern Quebec on March 11. This final episode, titled The Future of the North, concluded one part of Télé-Québec’s massive multimedia undertaking called Objectif Nord.

Objectif Nord seeks to inform Quebecers about the North with a documentary series, website and book.

The documentary series was produced by Robert Cornellier. Episodes focused on a different aspect of the North through the eyes of the people who live there. Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal residents of northern Quebec are interviewed and give their perspectives on living in the North and increasing northern development. The entirety of the documentary is now available online.

The television series is supplemented by a website with an interactive map of the North and informative games for students. The map contains historical, geographic and cultural landmarks. Many of the locations featured in the documentary – like Schefferville and Kawawachikamach – are on the map.

The final component of Objectif Nord is the book Quebec Beyond the 49th. This joint venture by anthropologist Serge Bouchard and photographer Jean Désy features both photography of northern landmarks and contributions from residents of north Quebec who give their personal histories and discuss how the North impacts their lives.

To access many of these features: http://objectifnord.telequebec.tv