AFTER THE LAST RIVER

Directed by VICKI LEAN

DIRECTOR

VICKI LEAN

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

88 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

In the shadow of a De Beers diamond mine, a remote indigenous community lurches from crisis to crisis, as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier. Filmed over five years, After The Last Riveris a point of view documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Vicki Lean connects personal stories from the First Nation to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is an imperilled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others. With Xwaaqw’um

Awards
Best Canadian Feature, Planet In Focus
Nigel Moore Youth Award, DOXA

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