Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

One screening only — Free admission!

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.

Starting in 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 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?" 

“AWAKE: a Dream From Standing Rock not only serves as a vital record of one of the biggest protest movements since Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter, but its events are also fresh. That swift response, a wake-up call, in the form of a visual poem, is a testament to the filmmakers’ artistry, and urgency.” — IndieWire

Shown as part of the Williams College Davis Center's Social Change Film Series.

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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