North Country – when women’s vigilance creates laws

North Country movie (2005) tells a real-life story about the sexual harassment experienced by a woman working on an iron mine. It is the story of Josey Aimes, a young and beautiful single mother who has to work in a male-dominated environment where misogyny and harassment are at an all-time high.

Josey Aime’s character is played by Charlize Theron and she was nominated for Academy Award for his role from the same family as Erin Brockovich’s heroines.

Erin was a brave unemployed single mother that becomes a legal assistant and brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water. She brought a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.

Josey is trying to ask for reasonable working conditions in the mine, but her co-workers are hostile and refuse to support her on this win-win mission.  To discourage her unusual initiative, she becomes the target of all kinds of harassment. She also plans to sue the company for negligence and inappropriate treatment, but her colleagues fear they will lose their jobs if the company loses the case, so they do everything to stop her.  

Josey doesn’t give up and she is a great example of how one woman can fight for human rights and stand against the whole society we live in.

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