First We Eat @ Queen Of The Square, Stratford

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WINNER - Querney Audience Choice Award, Junction North Sudbury 2020

WINNER - Querney Audience Choice Award, Junction North Sudbury 2020

WINNER - Hot Docs Top 5 Audience Award, Hot Docs 2020 

WINNER - Best of Future Watch - Doc Edge New Zealand 2020

Putting food security to the test in the far North of Canada - filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300 km from the Arctic Circle, removes absolutely all grocery store food from her house. For one year, she feeds her family of five, only food that can be hunted, fished, gathered, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon. Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures. Ultimately the story becomes a celebration of community and the surprising bounty of food that even a tiny community in the far North can provide. After all, "First we eat, then we do everything else." - MFK Fisher.

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    103 minutes
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    Suzanne Crocker