The River

Film Info

Film Year: 2020

Film Duration: 91 min

Country: United States

Language: English


Rick Walters

Film Category

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. This film was made because of the ideas and inspiration of executive producer Judy Isaacson, and by the engine that runs it: producer Heather Pilder Olson. Edited by David W. Phillips. The River won Best Documentary Feature at the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival in 2021, and the Donald E. Lacy Social Justice Award at the Studio City International Film Festival in 2020.