Empire of Dirt
Empire of Dirt (2013)

Three generations of Canadian Aboriginal women find strength in family while confronting addiction and dysfunction in rural Ontario. When her daughter suffers an overdose, single mother Lena packs them both up and heads to her estranged… More

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Empire of Dirt tells a traditional mothers-and-daughters story in a new way by making their Cree heritage and the role it has in their lives and relationships the true heart of the drama.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately most successful as a showcase for Gee's thoroughly impressive turn as the central character.

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Chris Knight
National Post

Empire of Dirt is a simple family drama, but well crafted to fit the story it wants to tell.

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Katherine Monk
Canada.com

[A] well-intentioned and finely crafted drama that explores the legacy of the love deficit created by white government intervention in First Nations communities via residential schools.

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