Ballast (2008)

Director
Lance Hammer

Main cast
Micheal J. Smith Sr.; JimMyron Ross; Tarra Riggs; Johnny McPhail; Ventress Bonner

Genres
Action, Documentary, Drama, Thriller

Description
A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict.


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