Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Oyate

Year: 2022
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 91 minutes

Oyate
Oyate
Oyate
Oyate

Since colonizers set foot on this soil, violent massacres, forced assimilation tactics, and unjust legislation have been used to eradicate Indigenous People from their sacred lands. Since the 1800s, the U.S. government has broken countless peace treaties with Native tribes on a whim, stripping Natives of their land, food, economic resources, and the ability to practice their traditional cultures. While these resilient tribes have been fighting for their rights for generations, the demonstrations in Standing Rock, North Dakota placed them on an international stage. When construction crews showed up in 2016 to develop the Dakota Access Pipeline near the main source of water for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, so too did thousands of peaceful protesters. The poignant documentary OYATE shares the perseverance and struggles these Water Protectors faced at Standing Rock and introduces the Native leaders, politicians, and activists working to shed light on the ongoing injustices Indigenous People endure. Native voices and contributions are vital for this world to thrive, and they’ve been stifled for far too long. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 4:55 PM

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 11:55 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Indigenous Cinema
Teen-Friendly Films
Women of the World

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

Director Director

Directors
Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin

Producers
Brandon Jackson, Emil Benjamin, Sandra Evers-Manly, Jennifer Martel

Cinematography
Emil Benjamin

Editing
Emil Benjamin

Film Contact

Community Partner

American Indian Movement of Ohio

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