Frozen River (2008)
Title: Frozen River (2008)
Author: Rated R
Driven by financial hardship during the Christmas season, two women from different walks of life make extra money by forming a partnership to smuggle illegal aliens across the frozen St. Lawrence River to Canada.
Frozen River is a dramatic feature film which takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women- one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances- are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.