water warriors

2018 IGF Innovation in Outreach Funding Awardee



Water Warriors is the story of a community's successful resistance against the oil and gas industry. When a Texas-based energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite across historical divisions to protect their water and way of life.


Michael Premo is a multi-disciplinary artist, journalist and documentary storyteller.

He is co-founder and Executive Producer at Storyline.

Michael has created, produced and presented original work with numerous companies including Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Foundry Theater, The Civilians, and the Peabody Award winning StoryCorps. Michael's photography has appeared in publications like The Village Voice, The New York Times, and Het Parool (Holland), among others. He is an affiliate consultant/trainer for the Interaction Institute for Social Change and most recently he is working with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, helping design and implement a global outreach and engagement campaign for their book and film project, This Changes Everything

Michael is on the Board of Trustees of A Blade of Grass.