this river

Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette
2016 | 19 min
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.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Short Documentary
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
  • Coup de cœur Jury Award
    First Peoples' Festival (Land InSights), Montréal