Gorgas Library hosts Standing Rock documentary screening

Gorgas Library hosts Standing Rock documentary screening

"Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock," will be screened tonight in Gorgas Library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

The documentary chronicles the the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their peaceful protest of the government's plan to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline on their land, near their main water supply. The project was halted by former President Barak Obama last December but was later restarted by President Donald Trump in January. 

“The battle that began at Standing Rock is a battle for the soul of America, and it is far from over,” said Josh Fox, a director, writer and producer of the documentary according to its official website awakethefilm.org. “This film is part of the rallying cry for indigenous sovereignty and clean water that has resonated across the globe. It has been a great honor and privilege to work with the people like Floris White Bull and Douglas Good Feather, who have guided this project every step of the way.”

Tonight’s screening is sponsored by the Women and Gender Resource Center, the Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies program. 

Admission is free, and the screening will begin at 6 p.m. in room 205. 

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