Rise: Modern Indigenous Life On Screen

Rise, a new documentary series produced by VICE Canada and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), aims to change the conversation around native communities. “We are always a second thought. We are always the afterthought. That’s why Rise is so important,” says series host Sarain Carson-Fox.

Rise portrays modern indigenous life across North and South America, from activism to MMA fighting to hip-hop. It showcases the diversity of the hemisphere’s indigenous peoples while also recounting a shared history of oppression and resilience. The series also offers a glimpse into the front lines of indigenous-led resistance, from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline to the San Carlos Apache tribe's fight to protect Oak Flat.

Following a three-episode premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Rise began airing on Viceland in late January, and is also available online. You can watch the series trailer here.

RISE (Premieres January 27th)


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