The Grizzlies Community Screening License

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CANADA ONLY. This license is good for a one-time free admission, non-broadcast, public exhibition screening of THE GRIZZLIES to an audience. DVD and Blu-Ray formats available.

  • Screenings must take place in non-theatre venues, unless prior approval is granted.
  • Admission may not be charged for community screenings. Donations may be accepted.
  • Screening copy must be returned after your event (pre-paid postage will be included in your package).
  • Special perk with this offer: Educators will receive a discount on the upcoming educational version of THE GRIZZLIES when it becomes available.

By purchasing this Community Screening License you certify that you have read the full Terms of Screening License and will return the film within one week of your event.

If your screening date is after August 31, 2019, please contact us before making your purchase.

SHIPPING TIMES: Please allow at least 5 business days for shipping to major urban centres, and a minimum of 10 business days to remote communities. For shipping inquiries, please contact us.


Exclusively available in Canada, this community screening license includes the rights to show the full feature-length version of The Grizzlies one time, to a public audience. In this inspiring true story, a group of Inuit students in a small, struggling Arctic community are changed forever through the transformative power of sport.


About the Film

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 students’ ultimately discover that success doesn’t lie in the outcome of a lacrosse game, but instead in their awakened spirits and the awareness that even in the toughest of circumstances there is always the possibility of transformation and hope. THE GRIZZLIES is more than an inspiring sports drama as it is set in one of the most unique places on earth, starring fresh, young actors in starring roles. 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.

RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes
PRODUCERS: Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Zanne Devine, Damon D’Oliveira and Miranda de Pencier
DIRECTOR:  Miranda de Pencier
WRITERS: Graham Yost, Moira Walley-Beckett
CAST: Emerald MacDonald, Ben Schnetzer, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Booboo Stewart, and Tantoo Cardinal

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Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 24.13 × 20.32 × 2 cm
Organization Type

Non-profit, Regular

GST Exemption

On reserve, Not applicable


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