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River

Directed by Jennifer Peedom & Joseph Nizeti
2021
Australia
75 minutes
All Ages
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The creative team behind Mountain (SFF 2017) reunite for the cinematic poetry that is River: director Jennifer Peedom, Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, writer Robert Macfarlane and narrator Willem Dafoe.
From the heart of each continent to the ocean shore, rivers have shaped our landscapes. They inspire and nourish us, for without fresh water, where would we be? Sadly, we often fail to respect their immense value. With eye-opening footage from 39 countries, River reveals their beauty, but also humanity's impact on our most precious resource. The transcendental imagery is matched by ACO's score that includes music by Bach, Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, and First Nations musician William Barton. The combination of Macfarlane's elegiac words (co-written by Peedom and co-director Joseph Nizeti) and Dafoe's narration are the icing on the cake in the theatrical version of the cinematic and musical feast that is River.

Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award

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Fri 12 Nov
8pm
Casula Powerhouse
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Sat 13 Nov
1:30pm
State Theatre
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Sun 14 Nov
6pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 5
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Program Strand
Special Presentations
Year
2021
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Jennifer Peedom
Co-Director
Joseph Nizeti
Producer
Jo-anne McGowan, Jennifer Peedom, John Smithson
Cast
Willem Dafoe (Narrator)
Screenwriter
Jennifer Peedom, Robert Macfarlane
Co-Writer
Joseph Nizeti
Cinematographer
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ben Knight, Sherpas Cinema, Renan Ozturk, Pete McBride
Editor
Simon Njoo
Genre
Documentary, Australian Films, Environmental, Experimental, Music, Women Directors
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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