Equal parts adventure story, history lesson and documentary,  River of Forgiveness follows a group of Indigenous Dené in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories as they build a traditional 40-foot moose skin boat and travel down the South Nahanni River on an epic 500 kilometer journey through one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

River of Forgiveness seamlessly blends together video, writing, archival photography, mapping and photogrammetry, to bring the viewer on a remarkable journey. It is an immersive tribute to the healing power of nature, Dené resilience, and a people’s determination to rise from the ashes of colonialism.

…this interactive was one of the best examples we saw of a collaboration between the filmmaker and the community telling their story.

Zoeann Murphy, Washington Post, Jury Chair – World Press Photo

3D mapping of the Rabbitkettle Tufa Mound, a sacred Dené site, using drones and photogrammetry.

Rochelle talks about the racism she’s encountered.

The team needs another hide so Lawrence hunts for moose.