Empire of Dirt (2013)

Empire of Dirt (2013)

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Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena was 15, she was pregnant and, before giving birth, was kicked to the curb by her mom. The cycle continues and Lena is now watching helplessly as her own daughter, Peeka, spirals out of control, landing herself in the hospital following a drug overdose. As a final attempt at survival, Lena decides to return home and face her own mother and a past she’s desperate to escape.

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Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena was 15, she was pregnant and, before giving birth, was kicked to the curb by her mom. The cycle continues and Lena is now watching helplessly as her own daughter, Peeka, spirals out of control, landing herself in the hospital following a drug overdose. As a final attempt at survival, Lena decides to return home and face her own mother and a past she’s desperate to escape.

Genres: Drama
Original Title: Empire of Dirt
Spoken Language(s): English
Status: Released
Release Date: November 22, 2013
Primary Year: 2013
IMDB Link: tt2179035
Runtime: 99min | 1h 39min
Production Countries: Canada
Production Companies: Téléfilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Angel Entertainment, Canadian Film Centre (CFC), Redcloud Studios
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  • English – US

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