The School of Indigenous Studies invites you to attend a screening of Empire of Dirt with actress and producer Jennifer Podemski on Monday, March 24 in the Rowntree Theatre, Barrie Campus.
Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan. But when her 13-year-old overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe the pain of cyclical damage.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 7 p.m. A Q&A with Jennifer will follow.
Empire of Dirt was recognized as the Best Canadian Feature Film (Special Jury Citation) at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.
Event contact: Sarah Cunningham, Special Events and Promotions Co-ordinator in the School of Indigenous Studies, ext. 1369.