Film Screening: Sacred Water Standing Rock Part 1

February 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2M77, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9


Film Screening: Sacred Water Standing Rock Part 1

The University of Winnipeg Faculty for Divestment warmly invites everyone to a screening of Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part 1, from the documentary series, Rise, produced a few weeks ago by Anishinaabe filmmaker Sarain Carson-Fox.

Location: 2M77, University of Winnipeg

Featuring water protectors’ stories and stunning cinematography, this 44 minute film takes us to the front lines of global Indigenous resistance to fossil fuels, not far from our campus. Join us for a post-screening discussion bound to expose surprising connections between the film, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the University of Winnipeg.

From CBC arts news, Jan 24, 2017: “If you are a really successful artist, divest,” Carson-Fox laughs. “But seriously, even if you’re not, divest. Targeted at Canadians, this is going to be really hard to hear. But I will say, TD Bank is a major contributor to the Dakota Access Pipeline. So there is this really sticky and uncomfortable situation. Outside of my work with Rise, I’m a dancer, and a lot of our arts funding comes from TD Bank. And there are definitely real realities. You have to be willing to make a sacrifice and say, ‘Maybe I’m not willing to perform on that stage. Maybe I’m not willing to accept this grant.’”