Doors at 7:00 PM ... Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Last year thousands of Water Protectors from around the world stood with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), including hundreds of tribal nations. DAPL is a crude oil pipeline that was constructed just north of the Stand Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The resistance touched on many issues which have effected the indigenous people of the world, including issues of sovereignty, access to land and water, desecration of sacred sites, police brutality, and access to clean water. Despite this unprecedented resistance the pipeline is active today, carrying about 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil across multiple states and waterways including the Missouri River which provides drinking water for millions of people down stream. The fight to stop Energy Transfer Partners the company that operates the pipeline, has since moved from the front line at Standing Rock into defund campaigns in the banks, on to the streets of cities around the world, and most notably in the courts. The Mini Microcinema will be screening a selection of short films from the Standing Rock Resistance. Albert Ortiz of the American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky will be speaking following the screenings. So please join us in reflection of this historic moment and a discussion of what lies ahead.