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Directed by Erika MacPherson and Katherena Vermette
Canada, 2016 (documentary, 19 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "cette rivière"
this river
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"this river offers a first-hand perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Kyle Kematch and Katherena Vermette have both experienced this heartbreak. Kyle has a sister who went missing over five years ago. He now works with Drag the Red, a volunteer organization that searches the Red River for clues relating to missing members of the Indigenous community. Katherena is a poet and writer whose work stems from a family tragedy that happened over 20 years ago. Though their stories are different, they each exemplify the beauty, grace, resilience, and activism born out of the need to do something."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Katherena Vermette, Erika MacPherson
Produced by: Alicia Smith, David Christensen
Narrator: Katherena Vermette
Participants: Kyle Kematch, Calvin Alexander, Katherena Vermette
Cinematography: Iris Ng
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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