‘this river’ Now Streaming from the NFB
Now available for to watch at the NFB is the award-winning short doc this river. This film by Katherena Vermette and Erika MacPherson streams beginning today to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Synopsis: This river offers an Indigenous 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.