this river

this river

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have both survived this heartbreak and share their histories with each other and the audience. While their stories are different, they both exemplify the beauty, grace, resilience, and activism born out of the need to do something.

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  • director
    Erika MacPherson
    Katherena Vermette
  • writer
    Katherena Vermette
    Erika MacPherson
  • producer
    Alicia Smith
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • narration
    Katherena Vermette
  • participant
    Kyle Kematch
    Calvin Alexander
    Katherena Vermette
  • director of photography
    Iris Ng
  • location sound mixer
    Anita Lubosch
  • sound designer
    Anita Lubosch
  • sound editor
    Anita Lubosch
  • picture editor
    Erika MacPherson
  • sound mix engineer
    Bruce Little

  • None

    At 14:07 the baleful falling notes of the Sora are perfect for the elegiac mood.

    None, 19 Jan 2019
  • srpeckhover

    Why would any content be "Not available to in your current location"? What's the point of that? If the NFB want to limit their content, they will limit our enjoyment, and they'd never make a supporter or a friend out of me.

    srpeckhover, 18 Mar 2017
  • ElizabethPitura

    I WANT TO WAtch it now

    ElizabethPitura, 14 Dec 2016