Michelle Latimer, who directed the Viceland documentary series “Rise,” along with Sarain Carson-Fox and Jaque Fragua stopped by the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s during the Sundance Film Festival.

There, Latimer talked about her experience watching the Standing Rock movement grow from a handful of people to tens of thousands.

“We were the first mainstream media to be on the ground [at Standing Rock] when there were only 20 people at the Sacred Stone camp,” Latimer explained. “We were in and out of Standing Rock for six months. So it wasn’t just a news story for us.”