“Stand up, fight back.”
The extended trailer for Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock provides a powerful picture of the people who have made Standing Rock, North Dakota, one of the most-watched places on earth.
The first look, revealed exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, is set to “A Tribe Called Red” by Prolific the Rapper, who is seen protesting in the film, and directed by Awake co-director James Spione. The documentary premieres on Earth Day, April 22, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The doc will detail the defiance of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, along with the 500 other tribes and multicultural allies of the #NODAPL movement, who captured the world’s attention by leading the peaceful resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline. While many may know the details, Awake will tell the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, the environment and future of the planet.
The timely feature comes after President Donald Trump advanced both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, capping a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates.
Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is directed by Josh Fox, James Spione and Myron Dewey and written by Floris White Bull, Josh Fox and Myron Dewey. The documentary is executive produced by Doug Good Feather, Amy Ziering and Lauren Taschen.
Shailene Woodley, who was arrested during a 2016 protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, is no longer attached as an executive producer but remains a vocal advocate for the cause.