Film Screening: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock




Humanities Building
Followed by a lively discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers and activists about environmental justice, indigenous rights, colonialism, climate change and the future of energy in America.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

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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.

More information about the film is available here