Millenium Festival homepage

Background media

Main content area - Film


Millenium Online

Synopsis : 

In search of a new perspective, a family of five leaves the comforts of home to live in the remote Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter and amidst the considerable surprises that the rawness of nature provides. The parents leave their jobs and take their three children (ages 10, 8 and 4) to spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, electricity, running water, Internet, TV or phone. Clocks and watches are also conspicuous by their absence.

Filmed over nine months, off the grid and without a traditional crew, the film explores the idea of disconnecting from our hectic, technology-laden lives in order to reconnect with each other and our natural environment. The film is noteworthy for offering the unique perspectives of the children as they connect with both their parents and nature. Yukon filmmaker Suzanne Crocker switched careers from rural family physician to filmmaker in 2009. This very personal—and yet somehow universal—film is her directing debut. She turns the camera on her own family in this intimate, funny and inspiring work. Particularly poignant is the family’s solution for celebrating Halloween when the nearest neighbour is a hundred miles away…

Trailer : 

The movie :