First we eat

Director(s): Suzanne Crocker
Country: Canada
Documentary | 2020 | 102
Genre: Documentary, Environmental
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: It is shown that animals are hunted, fish are caught and blood is tasted. None of it is sensationalized. Not recommended for those who are sensitive in seeing where food in all forms comes from. )

PCFF WINNER 2021 Audience Choice Award: Best Feature Documentary

When filmmaker Suzanne Crocker suggests that her family spend a year eating only locally sourced food, her husband and three teenagers are skeptical. What complicates this experiment is that the family lives in a remote Yukon town, less than 300 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle—not exactly an easy place to access fresh-grown food all year round. First We Eat follows Suzanne and her family as they hunt, forage, fish, grow and raise their own food, struggling along the way to create a meal plan with variety and flavor. In perhaps the most bizarre effort to inject some seasoning into her cooking, Suzanne even dries human blood to use as salt. Filmed primarily by the director herself, 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.

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Audience Choice Award: Best Feature Documentary
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