Description - Standing Rock by Bikem Ekberzade
In 2016, the Lakota Sioux and their supporters came together at Standing Rock in defiance of attempts to build a major oil pipeline near their lands. What began as small-scale protest soon made headlines worldwide, with thousands - US army veterans among them - flocking to offer solidarity to their efforts. In an America mired by division and disillusionment, Standing Rock came to serve as both a symbol of hope and contention. Despite the brutal dismantling of the camp and the arrests of many of the protesters following Donald Trump's ascension to power, this is a struggle for justice that is far from over. Standing Rock is the inside story of these incredible events, as experienced by a journalist who followed the protests from the very beginning and has interviewed the movement's key leaders and activists. Drawing together eye-opening first-person accounts and behind-the-scenes reportage, Ekberzade Bikem shows how the movement, initially ignored by the media, was able to gain the attention of the world. More than this, the book examines the explosive legacy of the protest, and what it means for those fighting for indigenous and environmental rights.
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Author Biography - Bikem Ekberzade
Bikem Ekberzade is a photojournalist and writer currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has worked for the Associated Press, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and has photographed and reported on events ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the refugee crisis, as well as protest movements in Turkey, Iran and the United States. Her previous books include the photographic collection ILLEGAL (2006).