Skip to main content

The Descendants

Project Overview

APTN – Documentary Series

In development, 2016


The Descendants tells the story of 13 young people living in Canada who have one thing in common: a photo.


In 1869, Louis Riel formed the Métis Provisional Government. At this time, a photo was taken featuring Riel and 13 men. Today, this photo remains among the most important photos in Canada’s history and hundreds of its subject’s descendants are living in Canada and throughout the world. But aside from this photo, what do they have in common? Louis Riel and his men dedicated their lives working towards a common goal and a common vision. But do their descendants still share that vision? Do they even know it existed?


Over the course of thirteen thirty-minute episodes, The Descendants seeks to find these people.