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Rise: Standing Rock - Part 1 & 2

This screening took place on
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 9:15pm
The Globe Theatre

Michelle Latimer’s multi-part series Rise, plays as a contemporary extension of the activist cinema born from documentary cinema icon, Alanis Obomsawin. Shot over six months of filming, Latimer and host Sarain Carson-Fox capture the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the territory of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota. Part 1 focuses on the protests themselves and the water protectors on the ground facing off against violent police and private security forces. A diary of ongoing resistance against the same colonial forces that are present in Obomsawin’s film 1984 ground-breaking film Incident at Restigouche, a testament to the ongoing incursions into Indigenous life. Part 2 turns the lens towards the larger indigenous protest movement and activist community, looking at the history of the resistance and its contemporary manifestations and intersections with social media. Like Obomsawin, Latimer focuses on the voice of the community itself, urging the audience to listen to voices that have historically been silenced. Jesse Wente, Director of Canada's Indigenous Screen Office
  • Directed by Michelle Latimer
  • 2017, Ontario
  • 88 minutes

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