When single mother Josey Aimes (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region – the iron mines. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging.

When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance – not only from those in power but from a community that doesn’t want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse.

Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey’s lonely journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation’s first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment.