Film to be released Fall of 2019
A powerful documentary exploring the challenges of Native Americans and other frontline communities living in proximity to fossil fuel extraction in the United States. The film follows 24 Indigenous community organizers and allies as they caravan across the lower 48 on the 2016 Protect Our Public Lands Tour For a Just and Renewable Energy Future. As the caravan winds its way across the US, the film introduces audiences to an array of environmental and human rights challenges through interactions with the Indigenous communities that bear the brunt of the health and pollution impacts of oil, gas, and coal projects. Ideal for educational, activist, and general audiences alike, PROTECT provides a platform for facilitating sharing and solidarity across cultures, generations, communities, and nations.
“We chose to spotlight the indigenous philosophy that all things are sacred and shouldn’t be disrespected or exploited. Indigenous Peoples like the ones in the film hold key knowledge, and our film shares their first-hand accounts of their urgent and inspiring resistance against environmental and climate injustice.”
Deidra PeachesPaper Rocket Productions and Director of Protect
“We have to be able to save everything we possibly can that we have left.”