End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock

“In the process, they must face the personal costs of leadership, even as their own lives and identities are transformed by one of the great political and cultural events of the early 21st century.” 

We are taken inside the roots of the resistance movement to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, as the pipeline is pushed through and edging towards lands and waters of the Sioux indigenous people of South Dakota. We meet and learn the stories of four indigenous women who, alongside the banks of the Missouri River, are encamped and under threat from increasingly militarized private and police forces turned against them. While the movement and camp evolves, the film takes us along with these women who’s leadership defined it.

“Above all, End of the Line offers a portrait of a number of women involved in defending their culture and their land.” Sarah Boslaugh, The Arts STL (St. Louis)

“a moving, poignant portrait of courage, determination, and tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds” Rob Rector, Film Threat (8.5/10),

Awards and Nominations

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2021, Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film, Winner
Cleveland International Film Festival 2021, Greg Gund Memorial, Standing Up Award, Nominee
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival,
2021, Best Documentary, Nominee
Women in Film Foundation 2019, Film Finishing Fund Grant, Winner


Shannon Kring



Film Details

2021, 87 min
United States, Finland