Canada Now : The Maple Movies Festival, The Grizzlies (2018), a film by Miranda de Pencier

March 14

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At the end of the 1990s, the small Arctic Inuit community of Kugluktuk has one of the highest youth suicide rates in North America. When rookie teacher Russ Sheppard arrives at the local school, he finds himself confronted with psychological and social problems as well as the fateful consequences of colonization on the Indigenous world. Sheppard starts a lacrosse team at the school. And this seemingly ridiculous idea ends up having far-reaching consequences. Based on a true story. (104 minutes)

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Kino im Sprengel
Klaus-Müller-Kilian-Weg 1 (ehem. Schaufelder Straße 33) 30167 Hannover


Presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Ben Schnetzer, Booboo Stewart, Emerald MacDonald, Miranda de Pencier, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Tantoo Cardinal

English and German


Education, Indigenous, Youth