The Battle at Standing Rock
Nov 15, 2016
Lucian Read and Divided Films
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have been protesting the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline for months. The pipeline could both threaten their water source and destroy sacred sites. “Whenever there's a resource that needs to be exploited, our lands just kept getting taken,” says one member of the tribe in this documentary, Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock. Another adds: “We don't have any place else to go, these are our only remaining homelands. We have to protect them. Enough’s enough.”
This film was directed by Lucian Read of the America Divided series, with funding by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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