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Water Warriors

Michael Premo / Canada - United States / 2017 / 22 ' / English


Diana Diroy, Scott K. Foley & Ligaiya Romero
Scott Cramer, Michael Premo, Andrew Stern & Franklin Lopez
Earl Maneen
Rachel Falcone & Michael Premo

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Winner, Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Winner, Best Short Documentary, Blackstar Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary, Austin Under-the-Stars
Winner, Environmental Activism Award, Adventure Film Festival
Winner, Juried Award for Documentary Short, Indigo Moon Film Festival
Winner, Best in Theme, Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Winner, Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short Film, One Nation Film Festival
Winner, Jury Selection for Best Documentary Short Film, One Nation Film Festival
Winner, Prize of the Slovak Environmental Agency for Global Applicability, Ekotopfilm Envirofilm, Slovakia

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

The story of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.


In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick, Canada to explore for natural gas. The region is known for its forestry, farming and fishing industries, which are both commercial and small-scale subsistence operations that rural communities depend on. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors–including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families–set up a series of road blockades, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province.

WATER WARRIORS invites audiences to contemplate and re-imagine their own possibilities for resistance. We collaborate with communities on lively, participatory events and workshops that create a dynamic forum to deepen civic engagement and strategic discussion.


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