Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes
Filmmaker: Josh Fox
Josh Fox, Myron Dewey, James Spione
Writers: Josh Fox,Floris Ptesáŋ Huŋká, White Bull
Advisor: Doug Good Feather
Songs by: Prolific The Rapper, Nahko and Medicine for the People and Matene Strikes First.
Executive producers: Shailene Woodley, Amy Ziering and Lauren

Awake: A dream from Standing Rock

“Awake: A dream from Standing Rock” tells the story of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota which captured world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors”– activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream.

The movement forever changed the way people approach the fight for Indigenous sovereignty and the resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure, Big Oil and climate change.

The film was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

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