We’re excited to share that Friday night’s screening of “Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock” with the panel discussion “Reflections of Standing Rock” is sold out!

“Awake” documents the peaceful resistance of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the drinking water of 18 million people and Indigenous sovereignty. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captured world’s attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

Following the screening of the film, the panel discussion “Reflections of Standing Rock” will be moderated by Dr. Michael J. Yellow Bird. Join filmmakers Myron Dewey, Floris White Bull, Margaret Landin, and water protector Layha Spoonhunter as they reflect a year out from the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Panelist will share their experiences, as well as their thoughts on how communities can address oppression, injustice and climate change in North Dakota and beyond.

A limited number of seats are still available for Wednesday night and Thursday’s festival screenings. Learn more about those evenings by clicking here.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. 2017 is the inaugural year for both the film and art festivals. The festival was founded and is managed by the non-profit The Human Family, an organization dedicated to promoting human rights and social justice through film and art. Support for the festival comes from: the Fargo Human Relations Commission; the Fargo Native American Commission; African Soul, American Heart; Park Co. Realtors; Bell Bank; Himalayan Yak; Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Kensie Wallner Photography; iPitch.tv; Moorhead Massage and Wellness; and the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

 

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