First We Eat

(First We Eat)

Suzanne Crocker’s film presents the experiment undertaken by her and her five-member family who live on Canada’s outer edge. Is it possible to survive for a full year in a sub-arctic town using only local foodstuffs?

Homemade cheese. Sugar from birch sap. Salt from ashes, blood or boiled clay. When a landslide cuts off a small remote town for a while, Suzanne realises the fragility of the supply economy they are dependant on. She, her husband and their three children conduct an experiment: to live for an entire year using only what they grow, catch or can obtain from local sources. Luckily, some other members of the local community have experience with growing things, and so the film’s protagonists have someone to turn to. How does this drastic change affect them? Is their inventive, but strenuous, discovery of local abundance successful? Or has the family bitten off more than they can chew?

Impact

Canadian director Suzanne Crocker and her whole family tried an experiment in which for a whole year they did not eat anything imported, only local food. This challenge is mapped in the documentary First We Eat. And since the theme of the film has considerable educational potential, it is no surprise that you will find a "What can I do?" tab on its official website. It contains 13 steps to help improve the food ecosystem in your area. From small steps such as checking the brands and origin of the food you buy, through growing it yourself, to making financial donations to organisations that strive for the sustainability of human eating habits. https://firstweeat.ca/what-can-i-do/

About the film

Director: Suzanne Crocker
Canada
2020 | 101 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

UnEarthed

Director

Suzanne Crocker

Filmography
2020 - First We Eat
2014 - All the Time in the World
2010 - Time Lines

Suzanne Crocker

Screenings

22. 05. 20:30 Praha: Kasárna Karlín
DiscussionAlena Wranová, Centrum Konipas, z. ú., Nadace Pro půdu
Šárka Krčílková, AMPI
Martina Opočenská, Lovime.bio / PRO-BIO LIGA

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