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First we eat / directed by Suzanne Crocker.

Crocker, Suzanne, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter,, director of photography,, on-screen participant.). Drift Productions Inc., (production company.). Blue Ice Docs, (film distributor.).


"Putting food sovereignty 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 on the traditional territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. 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. First We Eat celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness & knowledge of Northern Canadians and our relationship to the land through the food that we hunt, fish, gather, grow and raise in the North."

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Dawson City, Yukon] : Drift Productions Inc., 2020.
  • Distributor: Toronto, Ont. : Blue Ice Docs, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
16:9 aspect ratio.
Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2020.
Blue Ice Docs and Drift Productions present ; a film by Suzanne Crocker.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written and produced by Suzanne Crocker ; cinematography, Suzanne Crocker ; editors, Michael Brockington, Caroline Christie, Astrid Schau-Larsen ; music, Alex Houghton, David Parfit, Corb Lund, Andrew Laviolette, Marieke Hiensch, J. Robert Cooke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring: Sam, Kate, Tess, Gerard Parsons, Suzanne Crocker.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC ; widescreen presentation (16:9 aspect ratio) ; 5.1 Dolby stereo.
Language Note:
In English, with optional French subtitles ; closed captioned ; described in English for people with visual impairments.
Subject: Food supply > Yukon > Dawson.
Food security > Yukon > Dawson.
Food sovereignty > Yukon > Dawson.
Food supply > Canada, Northern.
Food security > Canada, Northern.
Local foods > Yukon > Dawson.
Natural foods > Yukon > Dawson.
Wild foods > Yukon > Dawson.
Wildlife as food.
Wild plants, Edible.
Hunting > Yukon > Dawson.
Fishing > Yukon > Dawson.
Gardening > Yukon > Dawson.
Families > Yukon > Dawson.
Home economics, Rural > Yukon.
Food cooperatives > Yukon > Dawson.
Emergency food supply > Yukon > Dawson.
Farmers > Yukon > Dawson.
Self-reliant living > Yukon > Dawson.
Sustainable living > Yukon > Dawson.
Resourcefulness > Yukon > Dawson.
Emergency food supply.
Food cooperatives.
Food security.
Food sovereignty.
Food supply.
Home economics, Rural.
Local foods.
Natural foods.
Self-reliant living.
Sustainable living.
Wild foods.
Wild plants, Edible.
Wildlife as food.
Yukon Territory.
Northern Canada.
Yukon > Dawson.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library DVD 363.8097191 FIR (Text) 000163261 Video Available -

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