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Two women, 40 cans of Canadian maple syrup, and an old blue Volvo hit the road through the dark, lush Southern USA. Using her family tree as a road map, Laura, an expatriate American, leads her friend, Patricia, a Canadian, to a home that no longer exists.

Following the death of her mother, a rare progressive Democrat in a deeply religious and mostly right-wing family, Laura returns home to reconnect with her sprawling Southern clan through seven bible-belt states. She needs to see what remains of her motherís ideals of justice and compassion in the land of hard-core Bush supporters.

The feature documentary directed by Patricia Tassinari and co-produced with narrator Laura Kathryn Mitchell maps out a journey which allows us to see the Bible Belt as a cinematic complex of characters, cowboys, preachers, fundamentalists and kin-folk who populate a unique world.

At a time when religion occupies a central and ominous position in American politics, the film offers a powerful and personal look at the changing face of life in the USA.

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