While discussing how to release AWAKE and continue the spirit of Standing Rock, Fox and co-Directors Myron Dewey and James Spione decided that the best way to contribute to the movement sparked by Standing Rock was to start an Indigenous Media Fund to assist young Native American journalists and filmmakers with their current and future projects.
We anticipate that the Indigenous Media Fund will support new short pieces, feature films, articles and the hiring key PR reps for Indigenous causes. The Fund’s mission is to court mainstream media to cover more Indigenous and environmental issues.
We are seeing pipeline resistance like never before, at the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska, the SABAL Trail pipeline in Florida, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana, the Pilgrim and AIM pipelines in New York, the Penn East pipeline in Pennsylvania among many many others. The Pipeline Fighters Fund will contribute to these and other crucial battles by funding new media reporting.
All proceeds will go towards these two funds, which will be governed by an advisory board of filmmakers, Doug Good Feather and Floris White Bull.
The film was available for a limited time online. Audiences were able to pay what they want (as little as $1) from April 22 to May 20th to watch the film. This summer a series of communities are hosting the film and collecting donations for this fund and other causes. The film will be available online again, later this summer. For now, the only way to see the film is at a community screening.