Eyes in the Sky

Vidéo (single channel) | 2017 | 03:03 | English Narration

Eyes in the Sky

Oceti Sakowin - Standing Rock, November 2016.
"The Indigenous drone flew away".

Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock, South Dakota – Summer and late Fall 2016. As members of diverse First Nations tribes met, gathered, and stood together to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NODAPL), drone footage became an important tool documenting the scope of the protest activities as well as the often extreme use of force employed by authorities against protesters. Footage was posted online and the public could follow, often in real time, what was happening on the ground.

I watched, shared posts and news on social media, as an attempt to help spread this historical moment. Eyes in the Sky is made from an uncut narration of a drone operator (Drone2Bwild) and a drone sequence from the Indigenous Environmental Network (sourced from Indigenous Rising Media).

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Exhibition
// Exposition
2018 - Uncanny Valleys of A Possible Future. TURMOIL ‡ CTM Festival Berlin. Curator Oliver Baurhenn.

Diffusion // Screening
2018 - Moving Images Arts Festival. Toronto, Canada. Commissaires Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay.
2017 - MUFF- Montreal Underground Film Festival. Montréal, Canada.
2017 - 26 ième Éditions - Vidéos Femmes dans le Parc, GIV. Montréal, Canada. Commissaire Anne Golden.
2017 - VFP at Centre Daimon. Gatineau, Canada. Commissaire Anne Golden.

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