World premiere of ‘Sovereign Soil’ at Guelph Film Festival

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: October 28, 2019

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites

The world premiere of Sovereign Soil, a documentary about small-scale agriculture and the back-to-the-land movement in the Yukon, will be screening at the Guelph Film Festival on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the University of Guelph.

The film festival website explains:

“At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life.

Over the course of a year, Dawson filmmaker David Curtis follows these resilient, unassuming farmers—including a German immigrant, a young family that taps birch trees for syrup, a First Nations youth, and a matriarch who can shoot and quarter a moose—exploring life, death, and time through the simple, rich day-to-day of people deeply tied to the wilds.

Sovereign Soil is an ode to the beauty of this ferocious, remote land and the wisdom of those who’ve chosen to call it home.”

Visit the Guelph Film Festival website here for more information and to get tickets.