Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, a new documentary that chronicles the indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The film will also be made available to stream on April 22.
The trailer for the documentary, released on Friday, focuses on militarized police violence against water protectors at Standing Rock in November. "What’s going on here at Standing Rock isn’t just about Standing Rock,” a man says in the clip. “It’s not just about stopping a pipeline. This is about the survival of humanity.”
The documentary is directed by Josh Fox, who also directed Gasland and Gasland 2. James Spione and Myron Dewey, the owner of Digital Smoke Signals, a film company that tells stories from indigenous perspectives, co-directed the film. Actress Shailene Woodley is the executive producer. All proceeds from the film will go to the Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighters Fund.