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When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.

We Are Water Protectors is based on the book written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. The film was adapted and directed by Galen Fott with animated effects by Bigfott Studios. The musical score was composed by Ernest Troost. The film is produced by Lori Benton, Paul R. Gagne, and Melissa R. Ellard at Weston Woods Studios.





KidFilm Family Festival, Dallas

North Dakota Environmental Rights Film Festival

Cinemagic International Film and Festival for Young People, Belfast

Children's Film Festival Seattle

Bellingham Children's Film Festival

Louisville Children's Film Festival



"Young audiences will be moved by the stunning animations and thematic music. It will no doubt be a wonderful tool to bring about deeper conversations on environmental issues, the systemic obstacles faced by Indigenous peoples, and how even children can take action to protect the Earth. The prose is matched in tone and impact with beautiful illustrations from Michaela Goade and animation that brings the action to life, creating a sense of urgency and community. A driving force behind this is the music composed by Ernest Troost with Native American flutes performed by Don Markese. The heartbeat-style drumline propels the water-evoking flutes forward with a strong musical analogy on the life-giving properties of water." — Lisa Schnider, Video Librarian


Images from the film We Are Water Protectors Copyright © 2021 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

We Are Water Protectors text Copyright © 2020 by Carole Lindstrom

We Are Water Protectors illustrations Copyright © 2020 by Michaela Goade

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