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By Charlie David Page
10th March 2021

The inspiring true story of 'The Grizzlies' is heading to cinemas across Australia! Featuring remarkable raw performances from its young Indigenous cast, it's the perfect uplifting film to captivate audiences of any age.

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.

Click here to read our theatrical review of ‘The Grizzlies’.

The 'The Grizzlies' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Check our Comps page for all a list of our winners.

Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 10th March 2021 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Wednesday 17th March 2021. Five winners will be chosen at random on Thursday 18th March 2021. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one double pass to 'The Grizzlies'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.

'The Grizzlies' is in cinemas from Thursday the 18th March 2021.

RELEASE DATE: 18/03/2021
RUN TIME: 1h 42m
CAST: Ben Schnetzer
Emerald Macdonald
Booboo Stewart
Paul Nutarariaq
Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan
Tantoo Cardinal
Eric Schweig
Will Sasso
Anna Lambe
Fred Bailey
DIRECTOR: Miranda De Pencier
WRITERS: Graham Yost
Moira Walley-Beckett
PRODUCERS: Damon D'oliveira
Zanne Devine
Miranda De Pencier
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Stacey Aglok Macdonald
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