Winnipeg Documentary Wins Canadian Screen Award
WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg-produced film This River took home the Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary this week.
The film centres on missing Indigenous people and the families left searching for them. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette, who have both experienced this pain, share their stories.
Kematch has been looking for his sister for over five years. He volunteers with Drag the Red, a group that formed after the body of a 14-year-old girl was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014, searching the river for clues of missing family members.
This River was produced by Alicia Smith and co-directed by Erika MacPherson and Katherena Vermette, who also stars in the film. It is available to watch for free on the National Film Board website.
– E. Epp, MyToba News
Photo – George Pimentel (c/o National Film Board)