The Wabunowin Dawn Society in collaboration with the University of Vermont Environmental Program and the Steven Rubenstein Professorship for Environment and Natural Resources will be screening the new documentary “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock.” The film is a collaboration between Oscar nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Scione and Indigenous filmmakers Myron Dewey and Doug Goodfeather.
It 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 90-minute film will be screened at 6 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium, Given Medical Building, University of Vermont. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Standing Rock activists and others.
For further information, please contact Wabunowin Dawn Society at https://www.facebook.com/wabunowindawnsociety/ or Adrian Ivakhiv, Steven Rubenstein Professor for Environment and Natural Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.