Friday, February 24, 2023 5pm to 7pm
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Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (dir. Myron Dewey, Josh Fox, and James Spinone, 2017, 84 min)
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a controversial project that brings fracked crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and eventually to Illinois. The Standing Rock Tribe and people all over the world oppose the project because the pipeline runs under the Missouri River, a source of drinking water for over 18 million people, and pipeline leaks are commonplace. Since 2010, over 3,300 oil spills and leaks have been reported. Moving from summer 2016, when demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline's demolishing of sacred Native burial grounds began, to the current and disheartening pipeline status, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock is a powerful visual poem in three parts that uncovers complex hidden truths with simplicity. The film is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers: Director Myron Dewey and Executive Producer Doug Good Feather; and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film documents the story of Native-led defiance that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. It asks: "Are you ready to join the fight?"
Organized by the Film and Media Studies Program and the Ryan Family Friday Night Film Series. Cosponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and the Native American Studies Program.
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