Filmmakers Gaylene Barnes and Kathleen Gallagher travel alongside seventy kaitiaki, river guardians – fishermen, local iwi, farmers, artists, rafters, scientists, trampers – as they walk, raft and cycle and journey the alpine to spring rivers of Canterbury over seven weeks to Easter 2017. Exploring above and below the surfaces, uncovering ways through our current freshwater crisis.

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REVIEWS - GENERAL PUBLIC

Posted Oct 15 2017

“Anyone with a gnats whisker of concern for our environment should track this movie down and go see it -” BARRIE

“Thank-you for the wonderful film that is Seven Rivers Walking. My Mum and I saw this film at Alice Cinematheque on the weekend. It was very moving and a call to action for us both to do more for our environment.” PIETA

“Your documentary was amazing…to really hit home to me how much hard work there is to do and it has strengthened my resolve to do as much as we can in our park + the surrounding neighborhoods….” MICHAEL

“Really appreciated the movie tonight. We spent 13 years in Ashburton so have a soft spot for the farming world. Dairying however has changed things. It is too easy for city folk to point the finger at farmers when we have real issues to face. ” D.W.

“I went to see the Seven Rivers Walking film on the weekend and was very moved by it and as a result am inspired to get more involved in advocating for, protecting and improving our waterways. In response to this film, I have subscribed to the Opawaho Heathcote River Network newsletter with the view to getting involved in OHRN activities, I have put some rocks in the open drain that runs through my property in an attempt to improve water quality and encourage life, I have subscribed to Forest and Bird for myself and my kids and I have started buying Nature Matters milk from XCHC in the basis that they are a low intensive farm with concern for the waterways.” C. F.

“Went to see this movie/documentary today. Very good. Thought provoking for all NZ’ers. A must see if you are able to go. ” MARILYN

“This is local film-making to help us understand and care about the gift of fresh water and the future of our rivers. It is respectful of the all point of view and a good 85 minutes to think about how we can back out of the worst of the possible futures for our fresh water.”ALICE

“You and Kathleen definitely captured the depth of concern out there and provided the motivation to keep going.” SCOTT

“I was greatly touched by the film last night. You and your fellow team have done an incredible job… I thought it particularly powerful by not drawing itself into the politics of this urgent issue – but simply showing us the reality of how it is.” WADE

“…but just let me add ‘wow!’ So much gorgeous photography – all that amazing wildlife stuff, stunning underwater shots and the beautiful braids from the air – absolutely loved it – incredible job. And you packed So Much In!” TANYA

“Congratulations, your filming was amazing. Art with a message, a serious message! Hope our new politicians take note, do something positive, we ordinary folk can and must do our bit to protect our water systems.” JUNE

SCREENINGS

WORLD PREMIERE

Christchurch - Saturday 19th August 5.45pm Lady Issac Theatre Royal

NZ International Film Festival - AUDIENCE FAVOURITE - Largest Selling Screening for 2017 - 800 seats

Also Screened In : Wellington, Nelson, Takaka, Christchurch Alices, Tannery, Rangiora,

Petone, Timaru, Ashburton, Matakana, Auckland Event, Auckland Rialto,

Hokitika, Dunedin, Gore, Wanaka, Geraldine, Waimate, Levin, Hastings


Auckland Howick 5.30pm Thursday 19 October Howick Monterery Cinema

Auckland Northcote 5.30pm Thursday 19 October Northcote Bridegeway Cinema

Tauranga Rialto 4.00pm Thursday 19 October

Christchurch Hollywood Cinema Sumner Thurs 19 Oct 6pm, Sat 21 Oct 3.45pm, Sun 22 Oct 3.45pm

Masterton 4.00pm Sunday 29 October Regent 3


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