audience Reviews, 100% Audience Score
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsI thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The River Runs On shares an incredible message and is very informative but also allows the viewer to connect intimately to real people and their stories. 10/10 will be watching again and would recommend to anyone interested in nature or conservation!
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsThe River Runs on is such a beautifully visceral film. At first I was drawn in by how captivating the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests truly are. This film brings you into such a special and biodiverse part of the US. From the moment I started watching, I wanted to 'Blue Scidoo' and jump into all of the beautiful places on my screen. As the film progresses on, it introduced me to some amazing individuals. Each character not only showed me, but made me feel what these lands mean to them. Displaying firsthand not just the connection wild places can bring to all of us externally, but the feeling it ignites in our soul spiritually when we are willing to stop and listen. This film is a beautiful representation of nature's stunning elements, the whole of humanity, various ways of life, and even more so the Holy Spirit that shines through it all. This is a must watch film!
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsGarrett Martin's lovely film transports you deep into WNC's national forests and manages to convey a powerful message of the urgency to reconsider the manner in which we steward our landscape. The storytelling sheds light on the critical issues our forests face today while highlighting the extraordinary stewardship efforts of public land mangers, conservationists and local communities. The film was an opportunity for me to reflect and was also a call to action to protect, nurture and celebrate our public forests.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 stars"The land doesn't belong to us, we belong to it" is the deeply felt theme of this provocative documentary written and directed by Garrett Martin. The Pisgah and Nantahala national forests in the southern Appalachian Mountains are "wild places" that inspire protection and thoughtful management. The stunning images of this environment, the beautiful sounds of nature, and the soulful insights of those who love this land arouse in the viewer feelings of tenderness and gratefulness for the profound gift of the natural world.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsThis film is a stunning representation of the modern tension between human desire and the wildness of the natural world. The cinematography is remarkably beautiful and continually draws the viewer into the presence of something deeper; a spiritual mystery held within the natural landscape. On the surface, the film follows the governmental and societal process of individuals deciding how to best conserve an area of ancient land. However, the film also exposes the viewer to the greater spiritual boundary of where human control escapes our collective grasp. The River Runs On showcases the difficulties related to the conservation of nature in our modern times, while serving as a reminder for what truly makes us most human. I would recommend this film to anyone that appreciates the natural world.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsWhat a beautiful and timely film! This film is so visually pleasing and draws you in with incredible footage of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. The film does a beautiful job depicting various perspectives of the recent forest plan and leaves the audience with a broader perspective of all the things that go into the decision-making of nature conservation. More deeply, it does an incredible job at interweaving themes of culture, water, time, and the spirit of life. I highly recommend this film for its beauty, message, and education, and can pretty much guarantee that you'll be moved in some way after watching it.
- Rating: 5 out of 5 starsThis was an important documentary about the balance of nature and the impacts humans, companies, and outdoorsmen alike have on the land. This documentary reviews all sides and sheds light on a topic that very few people have heard about but is a significant issue that has the ability to impact the forest and its ecosystem for generations. Definitely worth a watch!