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"Working in a classic mode of documentary, [Alanis] Obomsawin exposes an overlooked social problem and reveals how ordinary Native men and women have become orphans of the city. She profiles young Native women who leave their reserves and find themselves on cold urban streets, disconnected from family, tradition, and even social services that might help them—the title refers to the inability of the welfare system to even locate many street people."
-- Randolph Lewis

Lewis, Randolph. Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker. American Indian Lives. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. (p. 57)