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Genre: Thriller, True Story
Duration: 85 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US January 2023
Director: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell
Cast: William Mapother (Lost), David Arquette (Scream), Amy Smart (Rat Race), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan), Kerry Knuppe (The Old Way)
Availability: Worldwide except USA, South Africa and Middle East

On Sacred Ground

The true story of the Dakota Access Pipeline, where a war veteran journalist and an oil company executive find themselves on opposite sides of the fight in one of the fiercest confrontations with Native American tribes in US history.

On Sacred Ground follows Daniel (William Mapother), a journalist and Afghanistan War military veteran, and Elliot (David Arquette), an oil company executive, who find themselves on opposite sides of the fight during the construction of the contentious pipeline. As the story unfolds, Daniel starts to align himself more with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe than the oil company he was hired to write about favorably, and the two characters go down separate paths as the events unfold during one of the most heated protests and confrontation with Native American tribes in modern US history.


"'On Sacred Ground' Clip Sees Protesters Preparing to Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline [Exclusive]" By Ryan O'Rourke, January 11, 2023 - COLLIDER

"Rebecca and Josh Tickell talk about 'On Sacred Ground' film," by Markos Papadatos, January 10, 2023. - DIGITAL JOURNAL

"David Arquette talks Dakota Access Pipeline movie 'On Sacred Ground'," by Christine Samra & Sam Rubin, January 10, 2023. - KTLA

Frances Fisher of ‘Titanic’ talks about her new movie ‘On Sacred Ground’ - DIGITAL JOURNAL