First We Eat

Lastraw Ranch featured in Suzanne Crocker’s award-winning film, First We Eat. Qualified for Best Feature Documentary at the 2021 Academy Awards!!!


From First We Eat: What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40° temperatures.

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.

Whether you are concerned with community (knowing where your food comes from and valuing the land and the people who produce it),  sustainability, the nutritional value of your food, a finite oil supply, carbon footprint or food costs and accessibility – food sovereignty is a topic of interest for many of us.

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