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First We Eat

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Competing/Cercle d'or Meilleur documentaire


Thursday, 29 July 2021 | 18:30La Maison du Cinéma

 Poster of First We Eat

Selection Best Documentary (Long List) – The Academy Awards (Oscars) – 2021
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Documentary Film – Providence Children’s Film Festival – 2021
Rogers Audience Award – Hot Docs – 2020
Best Future Watch – The Doc Edge Film Festival – 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.


Suzanne Crocker


Canada - Yukon








English, subtitled in French


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First We Eat

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Suzanne Crocker

Yukon filmmaker and award-winning director Suzanne Crocker has become known for turning her camera on herself and her family as she takes them through some rather extreme adventure/experiments. Suzanne’s previous feature doc, All The Time In The World (2014) won 22 Festival Awards from around the word. Translated into 12 languages. Suzanne turns her camera on herself and her family once again in their latest adventure, First We Eat, winner of a Hot Docs Audience Choice Award and long-listed for Best Documentary at the 2021 Oscars. Suzanne switched careers from rural family doctor to filmmaker in 2008.

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