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Film Screening: “Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock”

June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Several Earth Ministry congregations are collaborating to show the film AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock, a documentary about native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

AWAKE follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Thousands of activists converged from around the country to stand in solidarity with the water protectors (activists) protesting the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is intended to carry fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through sovereign land and under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 17 million people downstream.

Each of the three sections of the film tells the story of the Standing Rock protests in the unique perspective and style of the filmmaker who created it. The immersive documentary features emotional first-person accounts as well as gripping verité footage of militarized local police and private security teams confronting water protectors and journalists with rubber bullets, mace, tear gas, water hoses, and weaponized dogs. But the film also takes us behind the front lines to reveal the intimate day-to-day life of the camp community, as indigenous and non-indigenous protectors gather for peaceful prayer and song, and engage in daily tasks like clearing snow, raising tipis, distributing clothing donations, or building sleeping barracks for the many veterans who arrived to join the water protectors.

Read more about AWAKE here:

Following the movie, a discussion will be led by Rev. Beth Chronister, Assistant Minister at University Unitarian Church. Beth was profoundly moved by her own visit to Standing Rock last year. No ticket charge. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal, University Unitarian and Maple Leaf Lutheran (all members of Earth Ministry) with support from The Center at St. Andrew’s.


June 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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St. Andrew’s Church, Seattle


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Seattle
111 NE 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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