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Empire of Dirt (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 January 2014 (USA)
Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past.

Director:

Peter Stebbings

Writer:

Shannon Masters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cara Gee ... Lena Mahikan
Shay Eyre Shay Eyre ... Peeka Mahikan
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Mrs. Armstrong
Jean Yoon ... Tess
Shannon Kook ... Angel
Jaiden Mitchell ... Little Wing
Doug Bedard Doug Bedard ... Doug
Tonya Williams ... Sandra (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Raoul Bhaneja ... Doctor Gaffney
Joris Jarsky ... Neil
Jennifer Podemski ... Minnie Mahikan
Jordan Prentice ... Warren Fensky
Sarah Manninen ... Anna
Michael Cram ... Doc Baker
Kate Corbett ... Wendy
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Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past.

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Drama

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Canada

Language:

English

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7 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Running Wolf See more »

Filming Locations:

Sunderland, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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scattered but rewarding
6 April 2017 | by tsimshotsuiSee all my reviews

66/100 Empire of Dirt has scattered narratives and lack of control that is not unusual with stories and perspectives that rarely get explored and told. It's a case of trying to include too many things because one rarely gets the chance to. Among its problems are certain threads that were under-explored and a confusing time jump, but the subject matter and issues definitely make it more than worth the effort. Jennifer Podemski is especially excellent as Minnie. She had this incredible presence and extreme believability.


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