- Sat 5 Dec 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: Exempt
- General $16.00
- Concession $12.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
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.
In Yukon, northern Canada, just 300 km south of the Arctic Circle, 97% of the food eaten is trucked in.
If you thought a month in Level 4 with no McDonalds was challenging, try this.
In 2017 retired family doctor Suzanne Crocker removed absolutely all grocery store food from her house and proclaimed her family would eat nothing that wasn’t grown or produced locally. For a year. Her objective was to create a public conversation about food self-sufficiency.
With three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant coffee-loving husband, no salt, caffeine or sugar, and minus 40 temperatures, Suzanne’s plan was a brave one.
The Crockers hunted, foraged, fished, grew and raised their own food, struggling along the way to create meal plans with variety and flavour. Would the family thrive, survive, or turn on one another?
“This challenging look at food security and sustainability is also an intimate study of a family in the midst of a tough but rewarding experiment.”
— Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs
2020 | CA | 101 min | Dir. Suzanne Crocker