Fall Film Series - "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock"

Join us for the first film in the Fall Sustainability Film Series - "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock"

Aug. 28
IG Greer 

The film 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 to take a stand alongside the "water protectors"- activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The proposed pipeline would 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.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IprMaqJQtSA

The 2018 Fall Sustainability Film series is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and University Documentary Film Services, and the theme is "Indigenous Wisdom and Cultural Sustainability"