First We Eat: Food Security North of 60 celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness and knowledge of Yukoners, and their relationship to the land through the food they hunt, fish, gather and grow.
Suzanne Crocker, an award-winning filmmaker and retired family doctor, set out for one full year to feed her family food that is 100 per cent local to her community of Dawson City. Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and minus-40 temperatures.
Food security is a topic of interest for many — whether you’re concerned with sustainability, nutritional value, a finite oil supply, carbon footprint, or knowing where your food comes from.
Ultimately, the story becomes a celebration of community and recognition of the surprising bounty of food that even a tiny community in the far North can provide.
First We Eat: Food Security North of 60 (100 min) won the Audience Award at the HotDocs Film Festival, and the ‘Future Watch’ Category at the Doc Edge Festival in New Zealand.
It is featured at the 30th edition of the World Community Film Festival, which runs virtually from Feb. 5-13.
For tickets and a full program guide, visit worldcommunity.ca/film-festival