Rivers are the arteries of our planet, they are crucial to our planet and to human history. Over time, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our culture. With extraordinary cinematography and an impressive soundtrack, this film shows rivers from new and unique perspectives. A musical and cinematographic ode to their strength, diversity, transformative capacity and indispensability for us as human beings.
In 2018 Jennifer Peedom was at DOCVILLE with the majestic documentary Mountain, a film that received a huge response worldwide. In the second part of the planned trilogy, she chose an element that is vital to humans: water. More specifically, she focused on rivers, because of their great impact on our existence. A journey through space and time, spread over six continents, with breathtaking cinematography, the narration of Willem Dafoe and an impressive soundtrack, from Bach to Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead.
Directed by Jennifer Peedom
2021 256 min.
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Jennifer Peedom, Robert MacFarlane
Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, Richard Tognetti, and William Barton
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