Inside Energy, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain PBS and Fast Forward Films, presents Beyond Standing Rock, a one-hour documentary exploring the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the struggle for Native American rights against the backdrop of the new Trump administration.
Don’t miss the broadcast premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS: Thursday March 2nd at 7:00pm MST.
In partnership with the Denver Film Society, we’ll premiere the documentary on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver. Inside Energy correspondent and the film’s producer, Leigh Paterson, will moderate a Q&A discussion following the film, featuring:
- Amy Sisk, Inside Energy’s reporter covering the Dakota Access Pipeline on the ground. Her extensive coverage of the issue for NPR is ongoing.
- Jonathan Thompson, award-winning journalist and contributing editor for High Country News. He’s covered Native American and public lands issues across the West for over a decade.
- Antonia Gonzales, Navajo, has covered indigenous issues for tribal and public radio stations for over a decade as anchor and producer of National Native News, and now also as a correspondent for New Mexico PBS’ New Mexico In Focus.
From covering the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline for months on air and online, we know that this story is about much more than a dispute over a single pipeline. It is a lens through which we can examine the wider tug-of-war between tribes and the U.S. government.
Beyond Standing Rock takes viewers from the front lines of violent protests against the infrastructure and transportation of crude oil, to the well-funded headquarters of a tribe developing their own rich energy deposits, to the remote reaches of contested national monument lands—all with breathtaking cinematography and insightful interviews.
Watch and Get Involved
- If you want to organize a screening of Beyond Standing Rock or otherwise bring the documentary to your community, let us know here and we’ll follow up.
- Beyond Standing Rock will air on public television stations around the country in the coming months. Check back for updates.
- Rocky Mountain PBS | Thursday March 2, 7:00pm MST
- South Dakota Public Broadcasting | Wednesday March 22, 8pm MT / 9pm CT
- NET Nebraska | Wednesday March 22, 8:00pm MT / 9:00pm CT
- Wyoming PBS | Sunday March 26, 11:00am MT
- NET Nebraska | Monday March 27, 8:00pm CT / 9:00pm CT (repeat)
- New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV | Thursday March 30, 7:00pm MT
- Oregon Public Broadcasting | Tuesday April 4, 11:00pm PT
- Prairie Public Broadcasting | May, TBD
- KQED San Francisco | April or May, TBD
- KCTS Seattle | April, TBD
Meet the Producers
Alisa Joyce Barba, Executive Producer
Alisa Joyce Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with 25 years of experience in both commercial and public broadcasting. She is Executive Editor at Inside Energy, a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues.
Prior to IE, Barba served as Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk, a regional news collaboration project involving seven public radio stations across the southwest. She also served as Western Bureau Chief for NPR for 12 years. Her radio work has won numerous national and regional awards. As a freelance producer in 2002, Barba won the coveted Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for her work as Executive Producer of a KPBS documentary entitled “Culture of Hate: Who Are We?”.
Brian Malone, Producer/Director/Editor
Brian Malone is a seven-time Heartland Emmy®-Award winning producer/director, editor and composer. Malone is also the 2016 winner of the True Grit – Colorado Filmmaker Award presented by the Denver Film Society Malone has been making documentary films for over 20 years. His programs have aired nationally on PBS stations and cable networks, covering political issues, public education, Grammy-Award-Winning recording artists, environmental issues, and Native American culture.
In 2016, Malone won the Heartland Emmy for Best Documentary (Topical) for his film, “Education, Inc.” which uncovers the national move by hedge fund managers to privatize America’s public education system. Malone’s documentary film “Patriocracy” looks at the political divisions in American politics and features Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer and more than 40 members of Congress. Malone’s film “Forgiveness: The Steven McDonald Story,” won two Emmy Awards in 2013 for its broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS. This film chronicles NYPD detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed after being shot in Central Park and has gone on to rebuild his life as an inspirational peace advocate all over the world.
In addition to film work, Malone co-created the popular YouTube series, Energy 101, for US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Energy 101 has been used by President Obama and former Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, as part of the Administration’s renewable energy initiatives.
Leigh Paterson, Correspondent/Writer
Leigh Paterson has worked as Inside Energy’s Wyoming and Colorado correspondent since April of 2014. Leigh received her Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, then spent two years as a producer at Canadian TV’s Washington DC bureau. Before joining Inside Energy, Leigh reported for TV and radio as a one woman show freelancer for BBC News, BBC World Service, PRI’s the World, ABC-Univision, Agence France Presse, and CBC News.
Wondering how we got here? From 19th-century treaties to today’s clashes in rural North Dakota, this interactive timeline walks you through the events of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.
At the height of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests we put together a roundup of our audience members’ most pressing questions. Read that here, and submit yours below—your question could become our next story.