Asinabka Festival presents Empire of Dirt

Film(s) Playing:

Empire of Dirt (2013)

Empire of Dirt

Director: Peter Stebbings Run Time: 99min Genre(s): Drama

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When single mom Lena (Gee) realizes that her daughter may be in danger of succumbing to the same addiction issues she herself faced, she decides to leave the city with her and return home to her estranged mother (Podemski) in the rural community of her youth. The homecoming forces Lena to deal with her past and raises issues that test all three generations of this family of spirited women.

Powerful and inspiring, Empire of Dirt was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.

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

Cast: Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Jennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Asinabka Festival

Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. SAW Video is Fully wheelchair accessible. Located on the main floor of the Arts Court. There is an accessible entrance on 2 Daly st.

Asinabka Festival, 67 Nicholas St., Ottawa, ON, K1N7B9
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Post-NCFD Event  
Free Admission