“Indirect Actions” is a fulldome, immersive documentary on the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests where members of the Sioux Nation at Standing Rock Reservation stood against an oil pipeline that potentially threatened their and others’ water supply and sacred tribal lands.
Step into the story and join a documentary filmmaker (Maranatha Hay) on a mission for justice at Standing Rock, where over 300 indigenous tribes stood together in solidarity. She follows social media-driven outrage to the icy prairie of North Dakota—only to discover the dangers of a single-minded perspective and some surprising unintended consequences of Internet activism.
WHAT ARE AUDIENCES SAYING ABOUT INDIRECT ACTIONS?
Photo caption: Veterans For Peace march to engage police at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest on Monday, December 5th, 2016. Demonstrators march for Indigenous rights and safe drinking water. Photograph: Maranatha Hay
Break out of the narrow perspective of a two dimensional screen and experience a powerful, brand new medium for first-person storytelling. Using 360 footage, the story is told from every angle and by screening in the dome, viewers can experience the immersion together, without having to wear a headset.
With this new level of transparency that immersive media provides, the film examines the impact of misinformation on democracy and how the truth can be further revealed through a simple shift in perspective.
The fact 'Indirect Actions' is the first-ever feature-length documentary made for fulldome viewing makes it appealing and noteworthy. The fact the technology wasn't the main focus of the film but rather a well-used storytelling tool helps make it the compelling, important film it is.