CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

Year: 2020
Run Time: 90 minutes

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

A small group of indigenous women bands together to form a peaceful camp protesting the Dakota Access pipeline's construction, which is threatening their land, water, and existence. And when filings with federal courts reveal the proposed route cuts through ancient burial and prayer sites, Dakota Access developers bulldoze the sites before federal proceedings begin. When hundreds rush to bear witness, they're met with pepper spray and attack dogs. The women's calls for help prompt a global response increasing the camp's population to over 10,000 and thrusting them into the spotlight as leaders of the movement. END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK is an intimate profile of the women central to the resistance, offering an insider’s perspective of their actions (often obscured in mainstream media) and shocking never-before-seen footage of police brutality. Through this film we are introduced to four brave women affirming their power to fight for their community, to protect the environment, and to hold the U.S. government accountable for its long history of violating Indian treaties. – R.R.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Democracy's Heroes
Women of the World

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


Shannon Kring

Shannon Kring, Pearl Daniel-Means, Sophia Ehrnrooth

Marc Gerke

Lesley Kubistal, Joona Louhivuori

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Community Partners

Lake Erie Native American Council

League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland

American Indian Movement of Ohio

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