In contemplative shots, the camera takes in the landscape of North Dakota – Indigenous country – , until the images are shattered by the hard metallic screeching of drilling rigs. A decade ago the oil industry moved in to exploit the region, bringing along a horde of itinerant hired hands. With reverent clarity, Michelle Latimer reveals the direct connection between the plundering of Mother Nature and violence against the women and girls of the Indigenous population.
by Michelle Latimer USA / Canada 2017 English, Hidatsa 13’ Colour Documentary form


Director Michelle Latimer
Cinematography Iris Ng
Editing Katie Chipperfield
Music Laura Ortman
Sound Design Brennan Mercer
Sound Chris Roman
Executive Producers Michelle Latimer, Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook
Producer Catie Lamer

Michelle Latimer

A Canadian director, producer, actor and activist whose films have already screened at numerous international festivals. She is also the director, screenwriter and showrunner of the TV series Rise which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. She is currently working on her debut feature film.


2009 Tomorrow; short film 2011 Choke; short film 2014 Alias 2015 The Underground; short film 2016 Nimmikaage; short film 2017 Rise; TV series · Nuuca; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018