I Am the River, the River Is Me

by Petr Lom

Contemporary Lives, TEEN

Doc, Italian Premiere

(Netherlands, Norway / 2024 / 88’)


For the Māori, the Whanganui is a living being – their ancestor. This belief has been institutionalized by New Zealand law as of 2017 - the first river in the world to be recognized as a legal person, as a living and indivisible being, ad as so, to be protected. In order to make the life of the sacred river known, Māori river guardian Ned Tapa assembles a crew and sets off on a five-day canoe trip down the river. Made over a three-year period, the film takes the audience on a journey that is the discovery of an intimate relationship with nature and an urgent invitation to reflect on humanity's place on the planet it inhabits.

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