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.

Watch the full film for free below! (Runtime: 120 min)

This film is not rated and contains strong language and violent imagery

Subtitles available in English, Spanish, & Greek. To select subtitles, click on the Closed Caption button within the video player above.


Black Snake Killaz (2017) was produced for non-profit educational purposes and is not to be sold or commercialized for any reason. Public screenings are allowed for non-commercial purposes only. This film is protected under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial license CC-BY-NC-ND.

Your donations to Unicorn Riot, an educational 501(c)(3) media organization, made this Non-Commercial Creative Commons film possible! If you would like to support Unicorn Riot and our independent ongoing coverage of events throughout the world, please give what you can below.


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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Theatrical Premiere “Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story”
Hosted by Unicorn Riot
Nov. 17th, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Parkway Theater
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Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 19th. 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Pittsburgh for the People vs. Oil & Gas Summit

Athens, Greece
Nov. 27th, 2018 @ 20:00
Embros Theater

Tacoma, Washington
Nov. 27th, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
Olympia Blockade

Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Nov. 27th, 2017 @ 06:30 pm
The FANG Collective
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Denton, Texas
Dec. 6th, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Dan’s Silver Leaf
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Chicago, Illinois
The Moon: Infoshop and Community Space
Dec. 17th, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
2019 S Ashland Ave

Newburgh, New York
The Moon: Infoshop and Community Space
Dec. 20th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 28th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Club Gromka
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Houston, Texas
Jan. 12th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Bayou Action Street Health
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Uptown Butte, Montana
Jan. 15th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Imagine Butte Resource Center
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Jan. 19th, 2018 @ 21:30 PM
Μπινειο Squat

Fort Collins, Colorado
Jan. 20th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
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Agrinio, Greece
Jan. 20th, 2018 @ 20:00
Αυτοδιαχειριζόμενο Στέκι Αγρινίου

Ιoannina, Greece
Jan. 24th, 2018 @ 20:30
EKX Αλιμούρα

Athens, Greece
Jan. 25th, 2018 @ 20:00
Ntougrou squat
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Athens, Greece
Jan. 26th, 2018 @ 20:30
ΕΡΓΟΒΑ, Exarcheia

Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 30th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Byrd Theatre
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Boulder, Colorado
Jan. 31st, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Humanities Building on the CU Boulder campus.
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Komotini, Greece
Feb. 9th, 2018 @ 20:00
old law school squat

Trikala, Greece
Feb. 11th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Σουίτα Art Cafe Στρατηγού Σαράφη 18, 42131 Trikala
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New York City, New York
Feb. 25th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
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Asheville, North Carolina
March 6th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Firestorm Books & Coffee
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Lincoln, Nebraska
March 7th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Student Union Centennial 226
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Medford, Oregon
March 9th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Medford Public Library

Washington, D.C.
March 9th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
IA&A at Hillyer
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Morris, MN
March 30th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
University of Minnesota, Morris
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Hayesville, Ohio
March 31st, 2018 @ Noon
Hayesville Opera House

San Diego, California
April 12th, 2018 @ 7PM
Ocean Beach Green Center
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Eugene, OR
April 16th, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Knight Law School
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Monterey, California
CSUMB Library
April 23rd, 2018 @ 7PM
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Jinotepe, Nicaragua
MamaYamna El Chante
April 24th, 2018 @ 7PM

Santa Cruz, California
Resource Center for Nonviolence
April 25th, 2018 @ 7PM
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Central Library
May 11th, 2017 @ 3:15 PM
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Staten Island, New York
May 25th, 2018 @ 7PM
Nothing New Thrift Shop

Athens, Greece
Creating Commons Cinematography Festival
May 28, 2018 @ 18:00
Αλκυονιδα Cinema

Crete, Greece
July 27th, 2018
Rosa Nera 27

Victoria, Australia
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
August 23rd, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
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Cover art by Jackie Fawn Illustrations.

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Unicorn Riot is a decentralized, educational 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of artists and journalists. Our work is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.

Born from the Internet in 2015, our commercial-free platform operates non-hierarchically, independent of corporate or government control. Unicorn Riot spans across multiple US cities including Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. All of our financial support comes from grants and from you, our audience.

On April 1st, 2016, when the Sacred Stone Camp was established, Unicorn Riot found itself at the beginning of the #NoDAPL movement. Our organization had responded to a press release making public the intention to establish the camp and sent two journalists on that day to document the story. Throughout 2016, nine of our journalists were able to visit and document the growing resistance camps, of which four were arrested a total of five times. We created eighty-nine articles about #NoDAPL and documented the movement, from Iowa to North Dakota, in hundreds of hours of footage and live video streams.


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