Rise (Canadian TV series)

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Rise is a Canadian documentary television series, which aired on Viceland and APTN in 2017.[1] Directed by Michelle Latimer and hosted by Sarain Carson-Fox,[2] the eight-episode series profiles various indigenous activists engaged in resistance against oppression.

Several episodes of the series received a preview screening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival shortly before the program's television premiere.[3]

The series won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program or Series at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards.[4]


  1. ^ "Viceland’s ‘Rise’ Relives the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests". The New York Times, January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sundance ’17: Viceland’s focus on indigenous resistance in “Rise”". Realscreen, January 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Howell, Peter (January 13, 2017). "Canadians set to Rise up and shake up Sundance and Slamdance". Toronto Star.
  4. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards 2018: Heather Hiscox, The Fifth Estate, APTN win top awards". CBC News, March 6, 2018.