Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Screening and discussion
Oscar-nominated director Fidel Moreno will show a portion of his documentary chronicling the water protector movement and response to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The film was culled from 18 hours of interviews with 33 people at Standing Rock—including youth, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, First Nation people, and non-Indian supporters. It explores the story of the water protectors at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American West. Director Fidel Moreno, who identifies as Huichol, Chichimeca, and Mexican American, has been an Oscar nominee in the best short documentary category as co-producer and co-director of Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations. Screening will include discussion and performance by Fidel and special guests: First Nation activists and musicians who were water protectors at Standing Rock.