Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story

Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This film explores actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock throughout 2016 and brings you the raw experience from many frontline actions to protect the water. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline is completed, the impact of the movement will be long-lasting. As fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the United States of America, the importance of the water protectors story grows.

  • Andrew Neef
    Writer
  • Niko Georgiades
    Writer
  • Chris Schiano
    Writer
  • Timothy Cominghay
    Writer
  • Lorenzo Serna
    Writer
  • Unicorn Riot
    Producer
  • Andrew Neef
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Social Justice, Indigenous, Historical
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Reel Work Film Fest
    Santa Cruz
    United States
    April 25, 2018
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Unicorn Riot
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director