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  • Summary: Freya Films was founded in Los Angeles in 2008 by Dina Rosenmeier to bring to life long held dream projects in both theater and film. The company’s first production was the classic play Hedda Gabler at The Odyssey Theatre, followed by the documentary feature A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps. (Freya Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 29, 2011
    60
    (A) stirring, if inconclusive documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 1, 2011
    60
    There is also inspiration in watching her find herself by helping others.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 30, 2011
    50
    Part personal quest, part testimonial and part fund-raiser, A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps fulfills disparate agendas for helmer Dina Rosenmeier, a mildly resentful daughter wondering why her humanitarian mother prioritized orphaned Indian children over her own offspring.
  4. Reviewed by: Paul Brunick
    Dec 1, 2011
    40
    Rosenmeier's tendency to insert herself at the center of the story - awkwardly drifting into the frame as she interviews local social workers, carefully inspecting institutions as if she were a high-profile ambassador - at first seems slightly immodest. Gradually, it suggests a deeply unsettling level of self-involvement.
  5. Reviewed by: Violet Lucca
    Nov 29, 2011
    30
    Great achievements don't guarantee great documentary - or, as A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps proves, they don't even secure a mediocre one.
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