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The Grizzlies

Directed by Miranda de Pencier
Canada, 2018 (fiction, 102 minutes, colour, English / Inuktitut)

Film Description:
"In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. An unflinching and uplifting story of how northern youth transformed a town."
-- Northwood Entertainment (source)

Film Description:
"Based on an inspiring true story, The Grizzlies is a powerful film about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth. When Russ Sheppard (Schnetzer) moves north to teach in a town struggling with a high suicide rate, he is shocked by the challenges facing the town's youth—a result of the legacy of colonization. Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school through which the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community."
-- Reel Canada (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Moira Walley-Beckett, Graham Yost
Produced by: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Damon D'Oliveira, Miranda de Pencier, Zanne Devine, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Hartley Gorenstein, Katie Nolan, Frank Marshall, Jake Steinfeld, Vinay Virmani
Principal Cast: Emerald MacDonald, Ben Schnetzer, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Booboo Stewart, Will Sasso, Tantoo Cardinal, Jamie Takkiruq, Anna Lambe, Fred Bailey, Eric Schweig, Miali Buscemi
Cinematography: Jim Denault
Film Editing: Michele Conroy, Ronald Sanders, James Vandewater
Music: Garth Stevenson
Production Company: Northwood Entertainment
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