Welcome to the Virtual Cinema House, a program of RCA @ Home.
Join us as we bring you exclusive access to first run and award-winning documentaries, not available on any other platform or media in Canada.
The Virtual Cinema House offers new documentary releases each week. For less than $10 per film, you can watch your selected films for up to 5 days.
The following film is available beginning November 19, 2020.
First We Eat
When filmmaker Suzanne Crocker (director of 2015 Hot Docs audience favourite All the Time in the World) 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 kilometres 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 flavour. 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.
Director: Suzanne Crocker
Runtime: 103 minutes
WINNER - Querney Audience Choice Award, Junction North Sudbury 2020