Film Screening: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
HUMANITIES THEATRE (HUM 1038)
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Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone), co-director of AWAKE
James Spione, co-director of AWAKE
Rachel Marco-Havens, environmental activist
Sachem Robert HawkStorm, Chief of the Schaghticoke People
“A vital record of one of the biggest protest movements since Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter… a testament to the filmmakers’ artistry and urgency.” - IndieWire
AWAKE follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016.
Thousands of activists converged from around the country to stand in solidarity with the water protectors (activists) protesting the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which now carries fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through sovereign land and under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 17 million people downstream.
This event is co-sponsored by The School of Film and Media Studies and the Multicultural Center.