Audio, image, direction: Laura Stek
Design: Robin Verdegaal, Merel Raven
Web editing: Erik van den Berg
Final editing: Bella Boender
Special thanks to: Tammy Howard, Ceci Pangelinan, Jolanda Kirpensteijn
By the end of 2016, Standing Rock had reached the world news. The images displayed peaceful protesters with drums and banners, standing against fully armed policemen with dogs and pepper spray. The opposition from the Sioux against the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline reflected the classic and unfair battle between the federal government and the Native Americans. Standing Rock became a symbol: American history repeating itself.
In ‘The final days of Standing Rock’ the viewer takes a step inside the camp and gets to know two women behind this symbol and the catchy one liners. Who are the water protectors at quiet moments? Where are they coming from and how is daily life at the camp when there is almost nothing left?