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The Water Protector

In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, this film was created to draw parallels with the film makers own home, Wales, exploring their countries own struggle with the stripping of natural resources and the pollution of its waters. The writer Carmen, has spent time with indigenous tribes of the Wampanoag nation who lost their language to colonialism. She felt she could identify with a loss of land, language and identity having lost her own native language and land to the coal mining industry. She has used the rich language and storytelling of indigenous nations to create a visual poem drawing upon the elements and how we should listen to our mothers of the Earth to ensure we live in harmony with our environment.

  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Paper Boats, Flowers for Kate, The Climb, Family Waltz,
  • Simon Huntley
    Paper Boats, Flowers for Kate, The Climb, Family Waltz,
  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Paper Boats, The Climb, Water Protector, Family Waltz
  • Carmen Medway-Stephens
    Paper Boats, Flowers for Kate, The Climb, Family Waltz,
  • Sioned Jones
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Chapter Arts Centre
    United Kingdom
    September 3, 2017
    Welsh Premiere
  • Wales International Film Festival
Director Biography - Carmen Medway-Stephens, Simon Huntley

Carmen has worked extensively theatre and is now returning to her first love of working in Film. Simon and Carmen want to create films showcasing the wonderful landscape of Wales and produce authentic work

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Director Statement

It was important as film makers and artists to protest through film and stand in solidarity with the native nations who understand that 'water is life' 'Mni Wiconi'