Protect film


Indigenous Communities at the Frontlines of

Climate Change & Fossil Fuel Extraction

Film by Paper Rocket Productions

Produced by the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network

In July 2016, Indigenous and other community organizers and advocates caravanned across the United States to gather stories from Indigenous communities at the forefront of work for a just transition from toxic to clean energy. Participants of all ages traveled thousands of miles to learn from front-line struggles to protect lands, air, waters, and health. This film is a living document of their journey.


Please support the final production of this film & our work to hold forums and film screenings




  • April 10 – Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas
  • March 21 at 5:30pm – Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Portland, OR
  • March 1, UC Santa Barbara for the American Indian and Indigenous Collective’s 2019 6th Annual Symposium — Flyer (pdf)


  • May 17, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA — Flyer (pdf)
  • May 18, University of California, Santa Barbara —  Flyer (pdf)
  • May 19, La Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara  Flyer  (pdf)
  • June 14-17, Audience Awards Film Festival (AudFest), Los Angeles, CA
  • February 25, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, MT
  • April, VisionMaker Film Festival, Lincoln, NE
  • May 14, Ethnic Studies Film Festival, California State University-Stanislaus



The Protect film will be available to order in 2019.

Protect film at Big Sky Film Festival

Native American Documentary Challenge films at the 15th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 

Funding for the Film provided by

The Solutions Project—Fighter Fund
University of California,
Santa Barbara,
Critical Issues in America:Climate Futures -This Changes Everything,

Individual donors


For more information, contact Julie Maldonado,

Join us to take action to protect our lands, air, waters, and health!