The movie will be called Touchdown on the Tundra and it tells of how the creation of a football team at Barrow High School helped bring hope and purpose to a tiny population of isolated Native Eskimo kids.

The same unlikely football program is featured in Football Town: Barrow, Alaska, which debuts on NFL Network on Thursday.

The Barrow High School Whalers are so secluded that the team flies at least 500 miles for each game not played on its home field, which is made of blue turf on a strip of land near a frozen lagoon at the northernmost point in the U.S.

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