In the most brutal Standing Rock clash between the No Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors and the Morton County Authorities, virtual reality film makers Jeris JC Miller and Aaron Moffatt stand with the Water Protectors and record the events.
In September 2016, Jeris JC Miller broke new ground for Virtual Reality for Good and Social Impacts when she shot the first virtual reality film at Standing Rock which she also photographed [Shifting POV Standing Rock]. Jeris was quickly followed by her Shifting POV creative Co-Collaborator Aaron Moffatt who interviewed, filmed, and virtual reality filmed the Water Protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The Water Protectors are peacefully demonstrating against the North Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens the Missouri River, it’s 17 million inhabitants, and the wild life and their habitat that lives along it’s banks.
We are proud to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux, the Red Warriors, and the Water Protectors in this historic action. The film makers would like to thank Michael Running Wolf and Caroline Old Coyote, the First Lady & Mayor of Bozeman, Montana Dede & Carson Taylor, LaFleur Vetter, Rosie Demmin, Jo Ferneau & the Rise Up! Community for their unwavering support of Standing Rock and our Shifting POV films.
This extended video of the events captured on what has become known as “Backwater Sunday” – November 20th, 2016 – is not recommended for viewing in a virtual reality headset, as the dynamic camera movement and running sequences used to capture these scenes is prone to causing severe motion sickness.