KATI ROOVER

Do Rivers Really Ever End is a poetic essay film, in which the personal, indigenous/local, mythological and scientific knowledge are combined. What are the poetic and life giving significances of river waters 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 an attempt to feel empathy toward these inanimate flowing ecosystems, rivers, flowing waters at the time when life giving river and freshwater ecosystems are drying, are dammed, polluted and transformed.

 

Inspired by 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, Glacier rivers in East-Iceland, Alpine rivers in Italy and Red river in Canada.

 

Full HD video 24:51min, 2017-2020