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Backroads (2000)

| Drama | 2000 (USA)
The tale of an unfortunate woman in a remote Canadian reservation. In a single day, Ella Lee gets raped by her thuggish ex-boss, accidentally kills her abusive husband, and gets brutally interrogated and sexually molested by an evil cop.

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Shirley Cheechoo
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Renae Morriseau ... Ella Lee Thompson
Max Martini ... Larry
Sheila Tousey ... Grace Nelson
Shirley Cheechoo ... Ruby
Greta Cheechoo Greta Cheechoo ... Tammy
John Tench ... Guy Lachaud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Kelly Gaudreault Peter Kelly Gaudreault ... Real
Georgina Lightning ... Mary Lou
Michelle Martin ... Manon
Dennis O'Connor ... Marc Leduc
Jon Proudstar ... David
Heather Rae ... Diane
Tim Sampson Tim Sampson ... Eric Thompson
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The tale of an unfortunate woman in a remote Canadian reservation. In a single day, Ella Lee gets raped by her thuggish ex-boss, accidentally kills her abusive husband, and gets brutally interrogated and sexually molested by an evil cop.

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The Road to Justice Isn't Always Straight

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Drama

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angry and humorous racial mix on Manitoulin Island
16 March 2001 | by cranesareflyingSee all my reviews

While the print of the film I saw was somewhat whitewashed and did not reveal the bright richness of color that dominates the landscape on Ontario's Manitoulin Island,it does reveal the difficulty of mixed races, even within one's own racial heritage, using multiple layers of memory, the subconscious, and the spirit world to project various possibilities of how the bitterness and incredible hostility from others reaches into our own spirit and must be expelled. Of interest to me was the use of humor throughout the tragedy, and the uncredited use of First Nation art, images that appear to be Norval Morriseau - also, one of the sisters is Renae Morriseau - any relation?

Robert


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2000 (USA) See more »

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