From the film’s website, “[AWAKE] is a collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather, and environmental Oscar nminated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. ...This film not only shows a very brutal police repression of a peaceful protest, it is also a compilation of emotional interviews with members of the camp responding to having their civil liberties trampled on.’’
Content note: The film includes footage of police brutality against Indigenous people.
The film runs 1 hour 28 minutes. To read more about the film and watch a trailer, visit awakethefilm.org. A member of Indigenous People's Day Committee of Oberlin will be present to speak about their work.
This film screening is sponsored by the Terrell Main Library and the Office of Environmental Studies in conjunction with Ecolympics. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from purchasing screening rights go to the Indigenous Media Fund, The Lakota Way Healing Center, and Pipeline Fighters Fund; which directly support indigenous journalists and filmmakers, water protectors healing from trauma suffered during frontline activism, and future pipeline activism, respectively.
Learn more about Ecolympics at oberlin.edu/ecolympics