On Sacred Ground (2022)
Director: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell Run Time: 114 min min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023
Starring: Amy Smart, David Arquette, Frances Fisher, Kerry Knuppe, William Mapother.
Country: United States
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About the film:
Based on the true events during the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on land that is owned by the Lakota “Sioux” Tribe. The film follows Daniel, a journalist and military veteran, and Elliot, an oil company executive, who find themselves on opposite sides of the fight during the construction of the contentious pipeline. As the story unfolds, the two characters go down separate paths during one of the most heated protests and confrontations with Native American tribes in modern US history.
About the filmmakers:
Josh and Rebecca Tickell are an award-winning filmmaking couple who specialize in films with environmental themes, including 2008’s Fuel, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Their other feature documentaries include Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival The Big Fix on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2014’s Pump on the history and geopolitics of petroleum use, and 2020’s Kiss the Ground about regenerative agriculture. On Sacred Ground is their debut narrative feature.See our upcoming films