Beyond standing rock (2017)

Breathtaking aerial cinematography and insightful interviews take viewers on a journey across three modern stories of tribal sovereignty in America.

Inside Energy, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain PBS and Fast Forward Films, presents "Beyond Standing Rock," an hourlong documentary that shines a spotlight on the Dakota Access pipeline protest and its roots in a 170-year-long conflict between tribes and the U.S. government over independence, land ownership, and control of resources.


Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota

Experience the front lines of protest in the Standing Rock Sioux's heated and months long opposition to the construction of a pipeline to transport crude oil near tribal lands. 


Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado

Get inside the headquarters of a tribe that's become an economic powerhouse by controlling and developing their own rich energy deposits.


Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

Travel to the remote reaches of a disputed national monument and hear arguments from all sides on the role federal government should play in land use decisions.

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