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17 mins

For many years, this river’s ownership was under dispute. Now, it owns itself. In what’s 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 takes us through this journey of the Whanganui River’s rights.


The River is Me will be showing at the Reel Earth Opening Night, as well as at an additional showing on 29 May.

$25 (Reel Earth Opening Night)
free (29 May showing)
Event times / locations
Friday 24 May 2019 at 6:00 PM
Reel Earth Opening Night
Globe 1, Globe Theatre
Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 8:00 PM
Globe 2, Globe Theatre
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