The Grizzlies – Based on a True Story
Heritage Films is bringing the inspiring true story of The Grizzlies to cinemas across Australia including Reading West Lakes, Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza, Hoyts Salisbury, Hoyts Norwood and Event Marion in South Australia.
The award-winning drama explores how a group of Inuit high school students living in Kugluktuk, a small arctic town with the highest teen suicide rate in North America, transform their lives and community after their teacher starts a youth lacrosse team.
The film also delves into the effects of issues like intergenerational trauma on First Peoples communities, highlighting the adversities the real life Grizzlies and their community overcame to bring the teen suicide rate down to zero in Kugluktuk. Nearly two decades after it began, the Grizzlies program is still going to this day.
A paid mentorship program invited Inuit actors, crew, musicians and other creative collaborators to participate, and in the end, more than 91 percent of the cast and more than 33 percent of the crew were Inuit or Indigenous.
Note that this film is rated M and contains suicide themes and course language.
Watch the trailer below:
For more information and all enquiries please visit the The Grizzlies Movie website.
What: The Grizzlies
When: In Cinemas Thursday 18 March 2021
Where: Reading West Lakes, Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza, Hoyts Salisbury, Hoyts Norwood and Event Cinemas Marion
Who: Rated M
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