#NoDAPL Drones Monitor North Dakota Police

The fight against the 1,170-mile Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota is happening on the ground, in the water and in the sky. The drone operators of the #NoDAPL camp fly their drones above pipeline construction sites and law enforcement to inform protestors of activity in areas they cannot otherwise see. Shiyé Bidzííl and Myron Dewey view their role as part surveillance, part documentation and part protection. They risk getting their drones shot down and Myron is now facing charges for "stalking."

  • Shadi Rahimi
  • Shadi Rahimi
  • Shadi Rahimi
  • Youssif Hussein
  • Youssif Hussein
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    News Documentary
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon DSLR
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Distribution Information
  • AJ+
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Shadi Rahimi

Shadi Rahimi is the Senior Producer of a news gathering unit she founded at AJ+. She was previously Acting Executive Producer of the social media team that helped AJ+ become one of the top 10 biggest video publishers on Facebook. In 2016 she was awarded Al Jazeera's top honor, given once a year to only one person in each entity of the Al Jazeera Media Network, for her contribution to its winning two Webby Awards and one Shorty Award.

Shadi has been working in digital media for 10 years, beginning at The New York Times. She spent three years reporting in Egypt during the revolution, where she helped launch a web documentary project that was awarded an Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities Category of the Prix Ars Electronica 2012. She's also been awarded the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace, Chips Quinn Fellowship, Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, Award of Excellence from the Freelance Unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, and the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.

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