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Water Warriors

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

Credits

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

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Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

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

Synopsis

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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