KATI ROOVER

Do Rivers Really Ever End is a poetic essay film, in which the personal, indigenous/local and scientific knowledge are combined. What is the poetic and life giving significance of rivers for individuals, communities, and other beings? What happens when a person enters into the flow of the river ecosystem and influences and is influenced by its cycles. What does it mean for a river, and its associated natural elements, to have rights?

 

Do Rivers Really Ever End  is attempt to feel empathy toward these inanimate flowing ecosystems, rivers, at the time when life giving river ecosystems are drying, are dammed, polluted and transformed.

 

Võhandu river in Estonia, Klong Saeng river in Thailand, Whanganui river in New Zealand, Amazon rivers Rio Negro and Solimōes in Brazil, Deatnu (Teno) river in Northern Finland, Alpine rivers in Italy and Red river in Canada.

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