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Shannon Kring  Humanitarian and Emmy-winning director/producer of END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK and SACRED FOODS.

The earrings that literally stopped traffic in Cannes: my spectacular horsehair and dentalium beauties made by Standing Rock’s very own @inyansmomma. Thank you, dear Holly, for once again making me something beautiful. 💕 Photo by @marc.gerke. #indigenous #indigenousdesign #womendesigners #lakota #dakota #nakota #beautiful #cannes #stunning #cannesfilmfestival #ootd #ootdfashion #earrings #dentalium #native #beadwork #blonde #blueeyes #standingrock #director #womeninfilm #documentary #filmmaker #womenempowerment #producer #directorslife #producerslife #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Sandra Kring, pictured here while nine months pregnant with me. I’m not sure how she was and is the mother she is to my sister, brother, and me. What I do know is that her descendants should know that she was the one who broke the cycle of abuse that was passed from womb to womb by the women who came before her. It was through her that I first bore witness to the agony and triumph inherent in the struggle for identity. This has served me extremely well in my life, and in the work I have been called to do. Thanks, Mom. #mom #momlife #happymothersday #nofilter #pregnant #strength #perseverance #blackandwhitephoto #hope #faith #inspiration #breakingthecycle #bethechange #gratitude #love #weshallovercome #divine #divinefeminine #womenrising #womeninfilm #documentary #nevergiveup #directorslife #survive #thrive #director #producer #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock #sandrakring

Shout out to YLE, the first broadcaster to license END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK. Special thanks to Erkko Lyytinen, who championed us internally, and to Maria Kivinen (left), who was a rockstar at all of our first announcements on the floor at MIPDoc Cannes. We are so honored to be picked up by YLE! SWIPE for more details. 🙌🏻 #YLE #gratitude #mipdoc #miptv #ilovecannes #cannes #standingrock #womeninfilm #womenrising #indigenous #lakota #dakota #nakota #catawba #finland #mniwiconi #filmmaker #director #directorslife #producer #producerslife #documentary #filmmaker #russellmeans #wopila #sittingbull #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

Shout out to Team Finland: Red Queen Media’s partners PlayArt Productions, YLE, Finnish Film Foundation, and Solar Films, plus our allies Meguru and Post Control. The light-hearted warriors pictured here are some of the MANY already standing with the Women of Standing Rock. Wopila (thank you!) to them, to our donors, and to all who have yet to come to the table to support our forthcoming documentary END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK. Special shout out to PlayArt’s Sophia Ehrnrooth. (SWIPE to see her reading a profound statement from my sister and partner Pearl Means, who was standing with us in Zurich while these photos were snapped.) Sophia has been with us from the very beginning. Sending love and gratitude to all from France! #usa #finland #womeninfilm #director #directorslife #producer #producerslife #filmmaker #peace #love #teamwork #yle #mipdoc #miptv #playart #solarfilms #ses #redqueen #redqueenmedia #standingrock #humanitarian #womenrising #lakota #dakota #nakota #hunkpapa #oglala #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

The Women of Standing Rock stand for the world’s forbidden and forgotten. For the land, water, heritage, and human rights rights of ALL PEOPLE and ALL BEINGS around our Grandmother Earth. END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK is grateful for allies around the world. It is only with the financial, moral, and spiritual support of all of you that we can continue to tell this story. Photo by @marc.gerke. #dentalium and horsehair earrings by Standing Rock’s own @inyansmomma. #documentary #love #light #gratitude #blessed #mipdoc #cannes #patrickdempsey #standingrock #sittingbull #russellmeans #nodapl #mniwiconi #mcdreamy #greysanatomy #lakota #dakota #nakota #catawba #leonardodicaprio #leonardodicapriofoundation #natgeo #fox #indigenous #women #womenrising #womeninfilm #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

Shout out to Phyllis Young. She has been a leader and bridge between the worlds since before I was born. In fact, I was conceived in Wisconsin on the very date in 1973 when she and 200 other Lakota activists from American Indian Movement (AIM) seized control of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. These original, untouched photos of Phyllis and a female white buffalo from the North Country were taken while Phyllis was at Pešla last month. Pešla is an ancient ceremonial site of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people. In Phyllis’ own words, “I began the Sacred Season with worship with the Solstice in line with the Stars. I am so blessed.” I am blessed to know Phyllis, and honored to have been entrusted to tell her story. If you do not know the legend and importance of White Buffalo Calf Woman/the white buffalo to the Lakota and many others, please Google it. The world needs this message now. It is received with humility and gratitude. Thank you. #phyllisyoung #aim #americanindianmovement #lakota #nakota #dakota #buffalo #whitebuffalo #whitebuffalocalfwoman #peslaksasarawakhjmanan #leader #bridge #bethechange #prophecy #legend #prayer #sacred #director #producer #filmmaker #womeninfilm #documentary #directorslife #producerslife #russellmeans #sittingbull #blessed #grateful #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

Over the past two years, I have sold engagement and wedding rings to pay my hospital bills. I peddled my designer shoes, handbags, and clothes to rise from homelessness. (Shout out to all the kindhearted earth angels at #TheRealReal in various cities, and especially in #CenturyCity.) No matter how tough times got, I couldn’t seem to sell the last remains of my onetime dream kitchen from my onetime dream house long ago lost to bankruptcy. For a decade, these items sat in unopened boxes and on pallets in a storage unit in Chicago. Every attempt to sell them fell through. There was still the tiniest part of me that was holding onto the fear that I would never make another food television series, never write another cookbook, never have another cookware line bearing my name, never be another QVC or endorsement or spokesperson deal or restaurant or culinary school, etc. When I was 100% ready to release my fear and to 100% embrace trust, the items sold in minutes and with just one phone call. I am thrilled to know that this kitchen will soon become the heart of some stranger’s home. I am grateful to know that my heart is where the home is. I am blessed to be a global citizen presently at home in Helsinki (on the air ticket that my pennies-on-a-dollar sale afforded me) to begin post-production on END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK. Through years of systematic racial, economic, gender, geographic, and religious oppression, my Standing Rock sisters have been left vulnerable and voiceless. But they are and always have been wealthy in ways I wasn’t until now. #tb #inspiration #letgo #love #faith #hope #dacor #gibbssmith #broadwaybooks #randomhouse #perseus #runningpress #viking #kitchenaid #wusthof #allclad #dornbracht #director #directorslife #producer #producerslife #documentary #womeninfilm #rich #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

MARCH 15, 1981. On this day 37 years ago, my seven-year-old self wrote this entry in a diary for my future self. At the end of 1981, I locked the diary and stashed it away for safekeeping. I later broke the lock twice (adding what I felt were key addenda in 1984 and 1986, respectively), and then hid the diary in a false ceiling in my childhood closet. It remained untouched by me (though not by my kid sister) until 1992. I was 18 then, and about to make what would be the first of dozens of moves as an adult. I packed the diary, along with other carefully curated items from the same era, in a nondescript box, and sealed it. This box—as well as many others containing material I had written, drawn, photographed, recorded, and archived over the course of 33 years—had since 2008 been held for safekeeping in a Chicago storage unit. Last week, as I unlocked the metal door to my largest remaining time capsule anywhere in the world, I was at last ready to release my dream kitchen and reclaim my true treasures. TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT POST. #time #timecapsule #visionary #truth #justice #justiceleague #divine #guide #guided #eternity #hope #inspiration #dontgiveup #documentary #archives #akashicrecords #humanitarian #star #stars #light #lightworker #heart #love #filmmaker #womeninfilm #director #directorslife #producer #producerslife

Shout out to all those who stand up, shine brightly, and lead the way for those who cannot see in the dark. Floris Ptesáŋ Huŋká is one such luminary. @ptesanhunka photographed by @cinthicasco for the forthcoming documentary END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK. #standingrock #waterislife #mniwiconi #luminary #inspiration #photooftheday #native #indigenous #leonardodicapriofoundation #berta #decolonize #nativeamerican #americanindian #defendtheland #motherearth #changemakers #womensupportingwomen #womensmarch #awake #defiant #beautiful #womeninfilm #director #directorslife #producer #producerslife #documentary #endoftheline #womenofstandingrock

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