Dislocation Blues

“It was dark but I could see it all so clearly – that’s what it was like entering Standing Rock.”

In a rare moment when untouchable inner faith becomes earthly reality, Hopinka connects questions about identity with views and experiences of the protesters and fellow participants at Standing Rock. Terry Running Water describes his camp and what he hopes it will become. Cleo Keahna remembers letting go of ones self-identity to be part of a larger purpose. Uplifting moments of Flag Row symbolize all nations from Palestine to the indigenous homeland, standing together. Set in contrast to the swinging catchy sound of Bobby Darin’s “Not For Me,” the hard realities of the landscape and the lives of the protesters shows the complexities, struggles and paradoxes that are part of Standing Rock.

Production Year

2017

Director

Sky Hopinka

Country

United States

Primary Contact

Sky Hopinka