Latino-owned Fuse Media has set the debut date for the documentary End of The Line: The Women of Standing Rock. The docu, which premieres on June 25 at 9pm ET in partnership with Ear to the Ground, spotlights Indigenous women who risked their lives and fought for their land to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction.
June 25 is an appropriate date for the debut as it marks the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, a special holiday known as Victory Day to most of the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation.
Part of Fuse Docs, End of the Line comes from producer/director Shannon Kring and co-director Pearl Daniel-Means. The docu tells the inspiring story of a group of Indigenous women worked to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated their ancient burial and prayer sites and threatens their land, water, and existence in modern America. End of the Line follows these powerful women on a 4-year battle, through to when the pipeline was officially ordered to be shut down in July 2020 – a huge blow to the Trump administration and US oil industry. This poignant film features expert testimonies about the effects of colonization and the history of U.S. violations of Indian treaties. Recently, a federal judge allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue operating, meaning that is fight is long from over.
“Their fight played out on the world stage, but the women of Standing Rock have a story that is both timeless and universal,” said Kring. “Through them, we bear witness to the agony and triumph inherent in the struggle for identity. We are grateful to Fuse for giving voice to these incredibly inspiring women who continue to persevere in defense of Mother Earth.”
Watch the trailer below.
End of The Line: The Women of Standing Rock is produced by Red Queen Media and is airing in partnership with non-profit organization, Ear to the Ground. The organization directly helps the women and children of Standing Rock, and is a resource where people can learn more about divesting, the tribes’ legal battles and how to directly help people from the affected tribes. For more information click here.