Empire of Dirt
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Empire of Dirt
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 mother's home far from the city. A model and recovering drug user herself, Lena knows well the dangers of addiction, and realizes that her daughter's very life is at stake. But before these three women can reclaim the future, they must first own up to the JASBUC ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"...ultimately most successful as a showcase for Gee's thoroughly impressive turn as the central character."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Empire of Dirt is a simple family drama, but well crafted to fit the story it wants to tell."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"[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."
‑ Katherine Monk, Canada.com
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