For many years, this river’s ownership was under dispute. Now, it owns itself. In what is believed to be a world’s first, the Whanganui River’s been granted legal personhood, with the same rights and responsibilities as you and me. But determining where a river ends and the rest of nature begins — that may be up for some debate.


The River Is Me

2019 US 17 min
Festival Year: 2019
Director: David Freid
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans