EMPz 4 Life
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EMPz 4 Life
EMPz is the nickname the residents of a Toronto suburb have given to their neighborhood, a community largely populated by low-income African-Canadians who struggle against the crime and violence that has become commonplace in their town. Brian Harvey is a community activist who works with at-risk youth in EMPz, setting up tutoring programs, after-school activities, free breakfasts for lower-income children and other programs in an effort to make a better life for young people, though he emphasizes that teenagers have to change their own minds about guns and gangs before their problems can… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Allan King and trusted collaborators reveal the lock-down world of four black Toronto teens on the cusp of losing a school year, and the adults... who help them stay on track."
‑ , Globe and Mail
"This pic finds 76-year-old King continuing at the top of his game."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"...the majority of these teens remain unsympathetic and flat-out disagreeable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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