DOWN THE MIGHTY RIVER - Episode One: The River that Heals

It’s the final summer for the Rupert River as we know it. One of the last wild rivers in North America is about to be diverted for a major hydroelectric project. Ten Cree paddlers embark on a 6-week, 600-kilometre journey down the Rupert River, to witness it one last time. For a culture that has gone through a rapid and painful social change, and for whom living off the land is no longer a viable option, this is also a voyage of healing for the Cree, into their unique cultural legacy.

Director Ernest Webb and Lisa M. Roth
Producer Christina Fon, Catherine Bainbridge, and Linda Ludwick
Writer Jeremiah Hayes, Catherine Bainbridge, Lisa M. Roth and Ernest Webb
Duration 22:20 min.
Country Canada