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The Challenge in Old Crow

The Challenge in Old Crow

| 54 min

This documentary focuses on the Yukon's Far North, where 280 Aboriginal people live in the village of Old Crow. Deep in this wilderness, the health of the children is a source of concern—the rise in obesity, diabetes and delinquency rates underscores the extent to which health and social problems are linked. With compassion and insight, this film shows how a handful of parents took control of a situation to ensure a future for their children.

  • director
    Georges Payrastre
  • writer
    Georges Payrastre
  • researcher
    Georges Payrastre
  • producer
    Claudette Jaiko
  • narration writer
    Georges Payrastre
    Georgette Duchaine
  • narration translator
    Kathleen Fee
  • cinematography
    Allan Code
  • editing
    Shirley Claydon
    Hélène Girard
  • sound editing
    Claude Chevalier
  • original music
    Philippe Lapointe
  • sound recordist
    John Blerot
    Jay N. Burr
    Daryl Charlie
    Michael Code
  • additional camera
    Tracy Rispin-Kassi
    Mary Jane Moses
  • narrator
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice
    Hubert Fielden
  • narration recording
    Sylvain Brassard
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Pilon
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • story editor
    Georgette Duchaine
  • titles
    Louise Overy
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • editing assistant
    Brian Reilly
  • editing technical support
    Kathryn Lynch
    Wes Machnikowski
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Danielle Raymond
  • line producer
    Chantal Bowen
    Natacha Robinson
  • technical coordinator
    Brigitte Sénéchal
    Marysol Moran
  • project coordinator
    Marcelo Gomez-Wiuckstern
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
  • administrative team
    Marie-Josée Lavoie
    Corinne Herman
  • marketing manager
    Mia Desroches
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Diane Ayotte
    Julie Arseneault
  • executive producer
    Claudette Jaiko


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Ages 6 to 13

Diversity - Identity
Family Studies/Home Economics - Food and Nutrition
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

Find Old Crow on map, study environment and climate there. How is it different from your community? Study effects of isolation and culture deterioration on Native communities. Have students perform fitness tests, and set goals for training/improvement. Identify benefits of healthy community/family/school connections. Brainstorm services your community provides; visit some with your school. Brainstorm a list of games/sports/activities families can do together; host a family fun night at school.

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