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.
Globe 1, Globe Theatre