The River

Director: Rick Walters
Running Time: 91
Location: USA (Seattle)
DCFF SCreening: 2021


The River is a documentary about how communication and purpose play into the success and failures of managing the homeless encampment in Aberdeen, Washington. Director Rick Walters goes to The River Camp to live with and talk with the displaced inhabitants to search for meaning in their experience, and to find catharsis for his own battles with addiction and security. 


Screening History & Awards

Winner: Donald E. Lacy Jr. Social Justice Award at the Studio City International Film Festival

Official Selections: Seattle Film Summit, Impact Doc Awards


DCFF Screening Information

Includes filmmaker Q&A!

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