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The Grizzlies  Cover Image DVD DVD

The Grizzlies / Northwood Entertainment ; Puhitaq ; The Kennedy Marshall Company ; Jake Steinfeld Productions ; Pacific Northwest Pictures ; Mongrel Media.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0810017880799
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, 2021.
  • Distributor: Toronto : Northwood Entertainment, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer/director, Miranda de Pencier ; producers, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Damon D'Oliveira, Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Zanne Devine ; writers, Graham Yost, Moira Walley-Beckett ; director of photography, Jim Denault ; composer, Garth Stevenson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ben Schnetzer, Emerald MacDonald, Booboo Stewart, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Lee Marty-Pahtaykan, Tantoo Cardinal, Eric Schweig, Will Sasso.
Summary, etc.:
The Grizzlies is based on the inspiring true story of a group of Inuit students in a small Arctic town that had one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world, due to a history of residential schools and intergenerational trauma. The classmates are initially resistant when the naive and culturally ignorant white teacher from the south introduces them to lacrosse--but gradually, as they begin to connect with each other as teammates, the students find inspiration to make profound shifts in their lives. Together, as The Grizzlies, the players learn to lead each other, gain the support of a deeply divided town, and look to compete in the National Lacrosse Championships. The Grizzlies is more than an inspiring sports drama. Unlike many sports/coach/inspiring teacher films, The Grizzlies is not just a story about a teacher who affected his student's lives--it is a true story about a group of Inuit students who changed their teacher, and eventually their whole community, for the better.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; language, and some drug/alcohol use involving teens.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1); Dolby audio.
Language Note:
In English and Inuktitut with English subtitles ; open captioned in English.
Subject: Inuit youth.
Inuit youth > Nunavut.
Inuit youth > Canada, Northern.
Inuit > Nunavut > Social life and customs.
Inuit > Nunavut > History.
Suicide > Canada, Northern.
Indigenous peoples > Mental health > Canada.
Teamwork (Sports)
Leadership > Social aspects.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bridgeport Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Branch - Bridgeport DVD GRIZZLIES (Text) 34000149523615 Adult Fiction DVD Available -

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